Asparagus with Sesame Vinaigrette

 Asparagus with Sesame Vinaigrette
4 Servings Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Daily Chef 100% Pure Olive Oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil


  • Place asparagus and water in a microwave-safe dish; cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame seeds, olive oil, sesame oil, sugar and garlic powder; shake well. Place the asparagus, red pepper and tomato in a serving dish.
  • Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with basil. Yield: 4 servings.


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