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Asparagus with Sesame

 Asparagus with Sesame
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
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


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


  • 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.
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.