This vegetable side dish is as easy as it is delicious. Roasting the asparagus results in tender, yet crisp stalks, and the dressing adds sweet, nutty flavor.

Toasted sesame balsamic asparagus recipe

Toasted sesame balsamic asparagus recipe


2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 pound asparagus
2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet Organic Sesame Seed, toasted
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Red Pepper, crushed


Preheat oven to 425 F. Spread sesame oil in foil-lined baking pan. Wash asparagus and break off stalks as far down as they snap easily, 1 to 2 inches from ends. Roll asparagus in sesame oil. Sprinkle with sesame seed. Arrange asparagus in single layer.

Roast in oven 10 minutes or until tender-crisp.

Mix vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and red pepper in small bowl. Remove asparagus from oven; place on serving platter. Drizzle with soy sauce mixture.

Makes 4 servings

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