Sesame Ginger Glazed Asparagus

Makes 4 servings

Getting started

Equipment you will need: large pot, steamer insert (optional), microwave safe mixing dish, medium non-stick skillet

Do right away when you get home: Action step 1



1 Tbsp. sesame seeds


1 lb. asparagus spears


1 Tbsp. lower-sodium soy sauce

1 tsp. honey

1 tsp. lemon juice

½ tsp. ginger powder

½ tsp. fresh garlic



1. Heat skillet on medium heat and toast sesame seeds until golden. Remove from heat and set aside. (see tips)
2. Cut bottoms of asparagus, about 1 inch from the end. Steam in large pot until tender, approx. 5 minutes. (see tips)

3. Mince garlic and mix in microwave safe dish with soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, and ginger. Stir until mixed. Heat mixture in microwave for about 1 minute, or until thickened.

4. Lay asparagus on serving dish, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the top.

Suggested Side Items: stir fry or grilled meat
Tips: Sesame seeds toast very quickly due to their size. Keep a close eye on them so as to not burn them. If you don’t have a steamer, you can boil the asparagus for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender.
Shopping list: 1 lb. asparagus 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
Check for: Lower-sodium soy sauce Honey Lemon juice Ginger powder Garlic clove