Baby Asparagus with Sesame Seed Lemon Ginger Dressing
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Delicious and nutritious baby asparagus with sesame seed lemon ginger dressing is so easy it will take just a few minutes to prepare.
Recipe type: Vegetables
Serves: 4 - 5
  • 1 pound baby asparagus spears (453 g)
For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (16 g)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce (30 g)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar (12 g)
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger (7 g)
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (12 g)
  1. Toast sesame seeds in a small sauce pan for about 2 minutes, just until golden brown.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the soy sauce. Then add the sugar, grated fresh ginger and lemon juice. Mix the dressing well. Set aside.
  3. Trim and discard about 2 inches off the thick end of the asparagus spears.
  4. In a medium sauce pot, bring to a boil enough water to blanch the asparagus spears, about 2 ½ cups.
  5. Once the water reaches a boil, immerse the asparagus spears for about 2 minutes. They should be slightly tender with a bright green color. Drain the asparagus spears immediately under cool running tap water to prevent over cooking.
  6. Arrange the asparagus spears on a serving plate. Spoon the sesame seed lemon ginger dressing evenly over the asparagus. Serve.
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