Monday, March 2, 2009

Triple Sesame Asparagus

I'm probably jumping the seasonal gun with this side dish - the weather outside is frightful, but I'm thinking of spring...

Simply plunge one pound of trimmed asparagus spears into boiling water; cook 3 minutes, then drain. Plunge in ice water, and drain again.

In a large bowl, toss the asparagus together with 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil and 1/4 tsp. salt - now you see why it's called triple sesame!

Divide evenly among 4 plates for side-servings of 60 calories each.

This probably goes without saying, but trimming asparagus is super easy - if you bend the asparagus towards the bottom of the spear, the tough part will naturally snap off. It's very intuitive, so try it out for yourself and you'll see.

asparagus $6.15
black sesame seeds $3.99

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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