"I was invited to a potluck party and wanted to take something quick and easy. I looked around in the fridge and pantry, and came up with this asparagus recipe. " -Lynn Brandt, Franklin, PA
1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon shaved fresh Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray; brush with sesame oil. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove pan from oven. Add vinegar, sesame seeds, and red pepper to asparagus, tossing gently to combine. Place asparagus on a platter; sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Top with cheese.