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Roasted Sesame Asparagus

Yield 6 servings
"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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. 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.