Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Roasted Sesame Asparagus

A super fast and easy side dish, which I needed, getting home from work late! Plus it highlights one of my favorite in-season spring foods - fresh asparagus.

Snap the tough ends off a pound and a half of asparagus, and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush with a teaspoon and a half of sesame oil and bake at 450 degrees until crisp (ten minutes).

Remove from oven and toss with one tablespoon balsamic vinegar, one and a half teaspoons of sesame seeds and a 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper.

Place on a platter; sprinkle with a dash of salt, a dash of pepper and a tablespoon of grated vegan "parmesan" (Again, I used the mozzarella block from Galaxy Foods

Like I said, quick and easy! I'll do something more complicated tomorrow...

The yield is 6 side servings (about 5 spears) for 50 calories. Or load up on more like I did if you love asparagus!

asparagus $5.91
sesame seeds $2.19
'parmesan' $3.39

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance