Lemon-Sesame Asparagus

Lemon-Sesame Asparagus

Shannon :) 107

"Toasted sesame seeds, lemon juice and parsley are added to melted butter and drizzled over crisp asparagus."


20 m servings 131 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the asparagus in a large pot filled with water 1 inch deep. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, but still bright green. This will take about 5 minutes, or longer if your asparagus spears are thick. Drain and place on a serving dish.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the margarine or butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the sesame seeds, and cook, stirring frequently, until they are golden brown and toasted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. To serve, pour sauce over the cooked asparagus.
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  1. 47 Ratings


I am so glad to be the first to review this great recipe. I loved the light nutty flavor the sesame seeds gave the asparagus and the fresh burst from the lemon. The flavors and textures went s...

I made a lighter version of this recipe: 1. Toast sesame seeds over medium low heat in a skillet until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. No need to add butter or oil. Just stir frequently and don't le...

Fast, easy, simple, fresh tasting, and darn good. Just that simple. Love the lemon/sesame seed combo. I make it even easier and quicker by using already toasted sesame seeds!

Lemon, butter, & asparagus are a match made in heaven but add sesame seeds and you have a stellar dish. I used butter as opposed to margarine but I used a little less than called for. Personal p...

Would not make this again.

This is a very good recipe. I peeled the bottom part of the asparagus. Then I mixed all the ingredients and poured it ontop of the asparagus and roasted it in a 400 degree oven for about 25-30 m...

I wasn't too impressed. I thought the seasoning was off and the asparagus was mushy after boiling. A friend has since recommended that I should not boil and instead I should sear for a nice fr...

Nice recipe! I bought some very thin asparagus, cooked it for maybe 3 to 4 minutes til just tender, drained, then quickly sauteed with toasted seeds (I agree, no need for butter if you prefer t...

This recipe is delicious! I was looking for a slightly different spin on serving asparagus and found this recipe. The flavors are so fresh and blend perfectly to make a tasty and elegant side ...