Asparagus with Sesame Seeds Recipe
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Asparagus with Sesame Seeds Recipe

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Crisp asparagus is topped with soy sauce and sesame seeds in this delightful dish our Test Kitchen shares.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 43 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place the asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a serving dish. Combine the water, soy sauce, oil, salt and pepper; drizzle over asparagus. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus with Sesame Seeds in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p59

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bic1953 User ID: 1802686 220048
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"I made this with the skillet scallops and the Fontina potatoes for our anniversary one year and my husband and friends loved the meal. I also made the Maple cream pie. wonderful meal....."

bsignator User ID: 5282153 80062
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"It was awesome! I made it as a side dish for a wedding shower that I hosted and everyone wanted the recipe."

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