Asparagus with Gingered Sesame-Orange Dressing

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A great way to dress up asparagus with this delicious Asian-flavored dressing.


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15 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar, unseasoned
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp
    orange rind, finely grated
  • 1
    garlic clove, pressed
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable oil (or oil of your liking - feel free to adjust amount to your liking as well)
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil

How to Make Asparagus with Gingered Sesame-Orange Dressing


  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.

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About Asparagus with Gingered Sesame-Orange Dressing

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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