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Asian Asparagus Salad

 Asian Asparagus Salad
A delightful change of pace from hot vegetable side dishes, this lovely asparagus salad gets an Asian twist with a simple marinade and sesame seeds. Once you try it, you'll serve it time and again. -Linda Hutton, Hayden, Idaho
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + marinating


  • 1 pound asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  • In a saucepan, cook the asparagus in a small amount of water until
  • crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes. Drain well and place in a large
  • bowl.
  • Combine the soy sauce, oil, vinegar, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger and
  • cumin; pour over asparagus and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1
  • hour. Drain before serving. Yield: 4 servings.