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Grilled sesame asparagus

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
Perfect for grilling, enjoy the smoky, charred flavor of asparagus served with a tasty sauce. The Asian-spiced sesame sauce is delicious drizzled over grilled asparagus. It’s also super for stir-fries. Asparagus goes well with just about any meal. If the stalks are thicker, it may take them slightly longer to cook. Grill longer for more tender asparagus. Asparagus can fall through the grill grates so either cook them in a grill basket or perpendicular to the grate. Serve it with grilled chicken, steak or fish. Or it also goes well with dishes such as sandwiches and hamburgers.


low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp

rice wine vinegar

1 tsp

sesame oil

1 tsp


1 tsp

minced garlic

1 tsp

ginger root

½ tsp, fresh, minced

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

uncooked asparagus

1 pound(s), ends trimmed

uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

sesame seeds

1 tsp


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, oil, honey, garlic and ginger; set aside.
  2. Off heat, coat grill rack with cooking spray; heat to high (or cook on a stovetop grill). Grill asparagus, turning frequently to char all sides, about 7-10 minutes.
  3. Place asparagus in a shallow serving dish and pour sauce over top; toss to coat and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
  4. Serving size: 1/6 of asparagus

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