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Triple Sesame Asparagus

Triple Sesame Asparagus

"My husband and I eat a lot of Asian food; we like it to be very spicy with something cooling--like cucumber salad with fresh mint--on the side. This has become our favorite asparagus recipe." -CL Reader

Cooking Light MARCH 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Place asparagus into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge asparagus into ice water; drain. Combine asparagus, sesame seeds, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, tossing well to coat.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 51
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 235mg
  • Calcium: 24mg

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Triple Sesame Asparagus Recipe