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Simple Sesame Asparagus

This quick and easy asparagus recipe is perfect for springtime or anytime! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keywords asparagus, sesame asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 97 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus washed and ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds can also use black sesame seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the asparagus spears into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the soy mixture to the pan and stir until asparagus pieces are well coated in the sauce. Cook for 3 to 4 more minutes or until the asparagus is tender, but still crisp.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and drizzle the sesame oil over the asparagus. Stir well. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Sesame Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 506mg21%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.