Quick Marinated Sesame Asparagus is a fresh and flavorful way to enjoy this seasonal vegetable and only takes minutes to make.
Are you a fan of asparagus? I try to buy as much of it as I can when it’s in season. My favorite ways to use this pretty green vegetable is in Creamy Asparagus Pasta, in stir fry, and in this Quick Marinated Sesame Asparagus.
Asparagus is rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, iron, and calcium. Not to mention, it’s really delicious! (Although you may experience “asparagus pee”. I do! Do you?)
Before we get started, check out this White Ceramic Asparagus Plate I found online. I used to have a similar one that got misplaced during a move, which made me very sad. This would be the perfect plate for today’s recipe. It’s on my wish list.
And now, on to the recipe for Quick Marinated Sesame Asparagus!
Quick Marinated Sesame Asparagus
- Wash the asparagus and remove any tough stalks. In a large pan, add about an inch of water and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook just a few minutes until tender and bright green. Drain and plunge in a bowl of ice water to stop the asparagus from cooking.
- Drain the asparagus once it's cool and pat dry. Arrange on a serving dish.
- Toss the asparagus with the rice vinegar and sesame oil. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes.
- Top with sesame seeds before serving. Enjoy!
This asparagus goes great with sushi! Check out these 30 Veggie Sushi Recipes.
Or you may enjoy a Spicy Sushi Bowl.
What is your favorite way to prepare asparagus? Please let me know in the comments!
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