Grilled sesame asparagus

Grilled Sesame Asparagus

Points® value
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.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Less sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp

Rice wine vinegar

1 tsp

Sesame oil

1 tsp, dark


1 tsp

Jarred minced garlic

1 tsp

Fresh ginger

½ tsp, fresh, minced


1 pound(s), ends trimmed


1 medium, thinly sliced

Sesame seeds

1 tsp


  1. In small bowl, whisk soy sauce, vinegar, oil, honey, garlic, and ginger for sauce.
  2. Off heat, coat grill rack or grill pan with nonstick spray. Preheat gas grill or grill pan to high, or prepare high fire in charcoal grill. Grill asparagus, turning frequently, until crisp-tender and charred on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer asparagus to shallow serving dish. Pour sauce over top and toss to coat. Garnish with scallion and sesame seeds.
  4. Serving size: 1/6 of asparagus