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Asian Asparagus Salad

A delightful change of pace from hot vegetable side dishes, this lovely asparagus salad gets an Asian twist with a simple marinade and sesame seeds. Once you try it, you'll serve it time and again. -Linda Hutton, Hayden, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

  • In a saucepan, cook the asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes. Drain well and place in a large bowl.
  • Combine the soy sauce, oil, vinegar, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger and cumin; pour over asparagus and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Drain before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 51 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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