Spring Asparagus Salad34 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Ready In: 25 min
“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!” - by Seattle Dad
Original recipe yields 1 1/2 pounds
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the asparagus in a large bowl and drizzle the dressing over the asparagus. Toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 95 cal
- 7.6 g
- 5.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (34)Rate This Recipe
"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 for to..." See moreo much oil. I do prefer my dressings with a little more vinegar than oil in the ratio but two tablespoons of peanut oil and one tablespoon of sesame oil is too much. Cut both of those in half. But I like it - I love asparagus and am always looking for ways to cook it."
"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 asparagus as ..." See moreit seemed to need more colour. Thanks for a great recipe! I'll bet there is more that can be done with this starting as a base but it's really nice as it is!"
"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 sauce po..." See moreured over warm, cooked asparagus. It was really good. A nice way to cook asparagus."
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