Asparagus Salad (02.17.14)

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  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Drop in the asparagus. Boil 2-3 minutes. Have a large bowl of cold water with ice ready. Drain the asparagus. Place in the cold water for 1-2 minutes. Drain.

In a large bowl, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar or honey and garlic. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper; mix well. Add the asparagus; toss together. Sprinkle sesame seeds and Parmesan cheese over the top.

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