Sauteed Asparagus With Sesame Seeds

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

This side dish complements many dishes and can be prepared quickly while the main dish is cooking.


  1. Trim any tough ends from the asparagus stalks. Cut into 1 inch pieces on the diagonal.
  2. Heat butter in a skillet and cook the asparagus about 1 minutes, tossing and shaking to cook evenly. Sprinkle with sugar and cook, while tossing, about 30 seconds more. Sprinkle with soy sauce and continue cooking another 30 seconds being careful not to overcook.
  3. Meanwhile heat the sesame seeds in a dry skillet also shaking and stirring. Remove from heat when they begin to turn golden.
  4. Sprinkle sesame seeds over asparagus and serve.
Most Helpful

I made half the recipe and wish I'd made it all! This is delicious. Forgot to sprinkle the sesame seeds on for the pic, but did add them before eating. So good! I will happily make this recipe again!

breezermom October 20, 2012

Absolutely delightful, we both enjoyed it so much, I served it as a side dish but we could have eaten it as the main meal. thanks so much for posting this

JoyfulCook December 07, 2011

Delicious! I knew it'd be good because I love asparagus and sesame seeds. I used the lite soy sauce to cut down on salt. Made for Fall PAC 2011.

nemokitty October 10, 2011