Roasted Sesame Asparagus

"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


6 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 50
Caloriesfromfat 31
Fat 1.7 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 2.9 g
Carbohydrate 5.6 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 63 mg
Calcium 36 mg


1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears
Cooking spray
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


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.

Lynn Brant,

Cooking Light

April 2005
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