Asparagus With Gingered Orange-Sesame Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

A great way to dress up asparagus with this Asian-flavored dressing. Recipe is from Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook asparagus in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain. Transfer to bowl of ice water and cool. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Stir sesame seeds in a heavy small skillet over low heat until light brown, about 3 minutes; transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Whisk vinegar, mustard, soy sauce, ginger, orange peel and garlic in another small bowl. Gradually whisk in both oils. Season vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange asparagus on plates. Spoon vinaigrette over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Most Helpful

Perfect with today's baked ham. I loved the sesame dressing. It made a lovely veggie the star of the plate. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Made for Spring 2013 Pick A Chef.

Susie D March 31, 2013

We really enjoyed this quick and easy to make dish. The asparagus were wonderful prepared in this manner. Firm, yet sweet and tender. The dressing was amazing, zesty and full of flavor. Even the picky dh enjoyed it. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely recipe. Made as written, FYC Tag Game 2015

Baby Kato February 18, 2015