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Asparagus with Sesame

This recipe turns a super spring vegetable into a more special one. It's nice to treat myself to a 'fancy' side dish with very little work.—Violet Beard, Marshall, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • Place asparagus in a skillet; sprinkle with salt if desired. Add 1/2 in. of water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter; add lemon juice and sesame seeds. Drain asparagus; drizzle with the butter mixture.
Nutrition Facts
6 each: 71 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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