Marinated Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Marinated Asparagus Spears

Marinated Asparagus Spears are fresh and flavorful and only take minutes to make with a few basic ingredients. The Asian-inspired dressing compliments the asparagus without overpowering it. This recipe is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Marinating Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 29kcal
Author Amy Katz



  • 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!


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2.5mg