Sesame-Roasted Asparagus

Try this easy side dish with Barbecue Roasted Salmon.


4 servings (serving size: 9 asparagus spears)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 43
Caloriesfromfat 44 %
Fat 2.1 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 4.9 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 53 mg
Calcium 23 mg


36 asparagus spears
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat oven to 450°.

Snap off tough ends of the asparagus spears. Combine asparagus and the remaining ingredients in a jelly-roll pan, turning asparagus to coat.

Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp-tender; turn once.

Jean Kressy,

Cooking Light

May 2001