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asparagus with gingered sesame-orange dressing

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Somewhere, TX

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

(4 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For asparagus with gingered sesame-orange dressing

  • 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.