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Asparagus Tomato Stir-Fry

The recipe for this pretty medley comes from Elizabeth MacAulay in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. "Last spring, when asparagus was in the stores, my sister found this recipe, tried it and thought I might like it, too," she notes. "This fast-to-fix side dish is perfect after a busy day at work."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot, divided
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 small plum tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon ginger until blended; set aside. In a nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry the remaining ginger in canola oil for 30 seconds. Add asparagus and onions; stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add tomatoes and sesame oil; cook 1 minute longer.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 68 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Sep 1, 2016

    I wasn't impressed with this. The asparagus-tomato taste was awesome. The sauce was HIGHLY lacking though. Just didn't have much flavor, and the flavor it did have wasn't all that good. I think I'd try this again with a completely different sauce mixed it. We did really love the asparagus and tomatoes though. I used grape tomatoes and cut them long ways. I preferred it that way, more bite-sized.

  • Toyasews
    Jan 8, 2012

    This was tasty and easy. I added thinly sliced beef to make it a complete meal. I also slightly steamed just the stalks of asparagus prior to stir fry.

  • newkid
    Nov 14, 2011

    This is a family favorite but I make it as a main dish by adding cooked cut up chicken.

  • Stephanie
    Apr 11, 2007

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