Sesame Asparagus with Garlic

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “3 minutes in the microwave and you’re done! delicious!! from Cooking light.”


  • 1/4 cuprice vinegar
  • 3tablespoonslow sodium soy sauce
  • 2teaspoonsdark sesame oil
  • 2clovesgarlic, smashed
  • 1lbasparagus
  • sesame seeds(optional)
  • Directions

  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
  • Place asparagus and 1/4 cup water in an 11 x 7 inch baking dish.
  • Microwave at high 3 minutes or until tender, drain, pour the vinegar mixture over asparagus, toss well.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seed, if desired.
  • Reviews

  • “Another good one Dorothy.I did this up ahead of time and served it cold.I used more garlic and sesame oil and liberally sprinkled with sesame seeds.Again, thank you Dorothy.”

  • “This dish is destined to be a regular side-dish in my house.I usually microwave asparagus, but the addition of this super easy sauce takes a standard preparation and turns asparagus into a flavor-packed, elegant dish.I love that the ingredients are all items I usually have in my pantry.This is my 1st review, thank you Derf for offering something that will become a frequent pleasure to make and eat. I made it to accompany salmon and it was fabulous.”

  • “This was a nice change of pace and it was very easy to prepare.We tried it at room temp but enjoyed it MUCH better when served chilled.”

  • “Yummy asparagus. The cooking method was quick and easy. But the sauce is what made it so yummy. Tangy and garlicy. I used 3 cloves of garlic. Thanks for a healthy, no-fuss recipe.”

  • “Simple and delicious!”

  • “I took your recipe and ran with it!!! I left out the vinegar but put the remaining ingredients in a foil pouch on the grill.Very very good.Only took about 10 or 15 minutes and was done as the same time as my boneless skinless chicken breast. “

  • “The aroma of this sauce is intoxicating, and it tastes absolutely wonderful. I used regular soy sauce rather than low sodium, and doubled the ingredients for one bunch of asparagus… perfection. Thank you for sharing!”