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Sesame Asparagus Recipe

Sesame Asparagus Recipe

In this quick and easy recipe, garlic, butter and chicken broth enhance the delicate flavor of fresh young asparagus. And sesame seeds add just the right amount of "crunch".
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute asparagus and garlic in butter for 2 minutes. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Transfer to a serving dish with a slotted spoon; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 78 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.