Asparagus with Sesame Recipe
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Asparagus with Sesame Recipe

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This recipe turns a super spring vegetable into a more special one. It's nice to treat myself to a 'fancy' side dish with very little work.—Violet Beard, Marshall, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:1 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (prepared with margarine and without salt) equals 71 calories, 47 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 5 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 5 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place asparagus in a skillet; sprinkle with salt if desired. Add 1/2 in. of water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter; add lemon juice and sesame seeds. Drain asparagus; drizzle with the butter mixture. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Sesame Asparagus in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p10

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"I love this recipe! It went over very well with my husband whose fav veggie is asparagus. I cut the butter in half and added a little bit of toasted sesame seed oil."

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"I have never had asparagus that was truly crisp-tender like this recipe was. I followed the cooking directions exactly (which was incredibly easy) and they came out perfect. I used a 1-lb bundle of asparagus with only adding an extra teaspoon of butter and keeping all other ingredients exactly the same. It was an extremely easy and great tasting side dish. Thanks Violet for sharing."

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