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

Yield: 6 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Calories from fat: 31
  • Fat: 1.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.6g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 63mg
  • Calcium: 36mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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