Asparagus with an Asian Dressing

    25 minutes

    Asparagus is a wonderful vegetable that is quick and easy to prepare, this recipe coats it in a flavorsome Asian inspired dressing.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 750g fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Whisk together the rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and mustard. Drizzle in the peanut oil and sesame oil while whisking to emulsify. Set aside.
    2. Bring a saucepan 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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    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 it 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!  -  05 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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 too 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.  -  07 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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 poured over warm, cooked asparagus. It was really good. A nice way to cook asparagus.  -  22 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)