Spring Asparagus Salad

Spring Asparagus Salad

Seattle Dad 47

"This is a nice and simple cold salad that is nothing more than asparagus dressed in a Chinese-influenced vinaigrette topped with sesame seeds. It's a great way to celebrate the arrival of the asparagus crops!"


25 m servings 95 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 95 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and mustard. Drizzle in the peanut oil and sesame oil while whisking vigorously to emulsify. Set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus to the water and cook 3 to 5 minutes until just tender, but still mostly firm. Remove and rinse under cold water to stop from cooking any further.
  3. Place the asparagus in a large bowl and drizzle the dressing over the asparagus. Toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.
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  1. 46 Ratings


This is a nice change-up on the asparagus I usually make. I will say I think that for 1 and 1/2 pounds of asparagus, the recipe as written makes a whole lot of dressing. I also think it calls ...

Very light but very nice. Asparagus was tender, but not "cooked". The dressing is great. Will probably use on a cucumber and tomato salad tomorrow. I put diced red pepper in with the asparag...

I give 5 stars b/c of my DH's delight - he said it was AWESOME! I didn't have peanut oil, but used all other ingredients as written. Instead of making a cold "salad," I used the dressing as a sa...

Made this again today. Due to a soy issue, I used Worcestershire in its place. It's still good. I've also used fish sauce which freaks some people out unless they aren't told before they eat it.

I just took this recipe to a dinner and it was a big hit! Thanks so much

Yum! I didn't have peanut oil, so I just used olive oil. Lots of flavor and a great way to serve asparagus. Thanks!

This is probably my favorite asparagus dish ever, and I'm something of an asparagus aficionado. It's a perfect side dish for any southeast Asian-style dinner: delicious, quick, and easy. If you ...

Have made this several times. Always gets rave reviews. Only change I made is that I roast the asparagus (400 for about 12-15 min) with a little olive oil and sea salt. I then reduce the pean...

Very good, and simple for hot summer days when you don't want to eat something hot and don't want to work too hard! You can easily substitute green beans for the asparagus.