Sesame Asparagus with Garlic

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

3 minutes in the microwave and you're done! delicious!! from Cooking light.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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.

Tebo May 20, 2002

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.

Anna Kumquat June 20, 2003

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.

Charlotte J June 10, 2003