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Steamed Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

4 servings


  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 lbs asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Stir sesame seeds in a hot non-stick frying pan until they are golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, sesame oil, ginger, and salt and pepper.
  • Prepare a steamer with boiling water. Add asparagus, cover, and steam until tender crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Pour oil and ginger mixture over asparagus.
  • Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.