Lemon-Sesame Roasted Asparagus

Soy sauce and lemon juice create a tangy glaze for roasted asparagus. This versatile dish is terrific warm, at room temperature, or chilled.


4 servings (serving size: 1/4 of asparagus)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 9 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 28
Caloriesfromfat 51 %
Fat 1.6 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.6 g
Carbohydrate 2.9 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 163 mg
Calcium 23 mg


2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 pound asparagus spears
Cooking spray
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

3. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Place asparagus on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Bake at 450° for 7 to 9 minutes or until asparagus is tender and lightly browned. Transfer asparagus to a serving dish; toss with soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

October 2006
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