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Sesame Asparagus with Garlic

Yield 4 servings
So you can cook the pasta dish on the stove, make this side dish ahead and chill it.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • fat 2.5 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 5.5 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 366 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Place asparagus and water in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Microwave at high for 3 minutes or until tender; drain. Pour the vinegar mixture over the asparagus, and toss well. Chill at least 1 hour or overnight. Serve cold or at room temperature. Sprinkle asparagus with sesame seeds, if desired.