Healthy Recipes

Sesame Soy Asparagus Salad

Asparagus has been shown to help control blood sugar levels and boost insulin production when consumed regularly. Prepare this salad to start reaping all the benefits of this nutritious spring vegetable.    

Yields 4 Servings


  • 1 lb thin asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 tb sesame oil
  • 3 tb light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tb sesame seeds



Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. While waiting for the water to boil, prepare a large bowl of ice water and set aside.

When boiling, add the asparagus to the water and cook until the asparagus turn bright green, about 1 to 2 minutes. Immediately after draining the asparagus in a colander, transfer them into the ice water to cool. Drain the asparagus again, pat dry with a towel, and set aside.

Combine the sesame oil, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl, and whisk well in order to dissolve the sugar. Toss the asparagus with the dressing, and refrigerate for one hour. When ready to serve, sprinkle the sesame seeds on top for garnish. 

Asparagus salad

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe   4

Amount Per Serving:

Calories   76
Total Fat   4.8 g
Total Carbohydrate   17.1 g
Dietary Fiber   2.6 g
Protein   5.3 g

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