Asparagus Salad With Sesame Dressing

Asparagus and sesame seeds combine to make a delightful spring salad.  A perfect dish to spruce up and picnic fare: light and delicious!

Asparagus Salad With Sesame Dressing

Asparagus Salad With Sesame Dressing


  • 4 TBS of sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 TBS of toasted sesame oil
  • 2 TBS of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 TBS of low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 1.5 lbs of fresh asparagus, cut into 11/2" pieces


  • Bring a pot of salt water to a boil.
  • Add the asparagus and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Upon removing the asparagus, immediately put it into an ice bath.
  • After a few minutes, scatter the asparagus on to a towel lined plate to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl combine the remaining ingredients and whisk together.
  • Stir in the asparagus and refrigerate until serving.


This recipe is adapted from Alex Guarnaschelli, a featured chef on the Food Network.

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