Sesame Asparagus

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This quick and healthy asparagus stir-fry is flavored with sesame oil and soy sauce.

Sesame Asparagus

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound thin asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and stir-fry until it begins to soften, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add soy sauce and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add sugar and stir-fry another 30 seconds. Remove from heat and serve.


Per serving: 48 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 69 mg sodium; 233 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (17% daily value), Folate (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable

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