Gingered Asparagus Recipe
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Gingered Asparagus Recipe

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We enjoy asparagus fresh from our garden every spring. This is one of my favorite ways to serve it. It's great for those watching their fat intake and so fast to fix. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/4 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 61 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Place asparagus in a shallow 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Drizzle with half of the sauce; toss to coat.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Drizzle with remaining sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Gingered Asparagus in Light & Tasty April/May 2007 , p19

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LuvFood365 User ID: 7464565 165702
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"I love asparagus, but this recipe was quite bland. It didn't have a very good flavor to it, the soy sauce and the ginger completely ruined it :("

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