Asparagus with Sesame
Total TimePrep/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.
Nutrition Facts6 each: 71 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Apr 24, 2018
I thought mine was a bit overcooked, kind of stringy and unpleasant. I would probably simmer for less time if I were to try it again.
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.
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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