Roasted Sesame Asparagus

Sesame adds a rich nutty flavor to this asparagus side dish - ready in 15 minutes.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

1
lb fresh asparagus spears (about 16)
1
tablespoon dark sesame oil
1
teaspoon soy sauce
1/2
teaspoon wasabi paste
1/4
teaspoon black or white sesame seed

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Break off tough ends of asparagus as far down as stalks snap easily. In ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, place asparagus spears in single layer.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients except sesame seed; pour over asparagus, turning asparagus to coat evenly.
  • 3 Roast 8 to 10 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender (asparagus will appear slightly charred). Sprinkle with sesame seed.

Expert Tips

Roasting brings out the natural sweetness and flavor of foods. You can roast any vegetable using the directions here—beets, potatoes and garlic are all great when roasted. For roasting times, go to bettycrocker.com.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.