Sesame Citrus Asparagus


  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus 1 Tbsp. for cooking water
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
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  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish, if desired
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • Salt to taste, if desired


Prepare asparagus and break into bite size pieces, if desired.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add sesame seeds and cook, while stirring, over moderate heat, until lightly browned. Add lemon juice, orange juice, and sesame oil. Whisk to completely blend. Add salt to taste.

Meanwhile, bring enough water, that will cover asparagus, and 1 Tbsp. of the lemon juice to boil in a pot. Add asparagus and cook until just tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add asparagus to the sesame citrus sauce and toss to coat. Serve hot drizzled with a little more of the sauce and garnish with toasted sesame seeds if desired.

By Deeli from Richland, WA


April 23, 20100 found this helpful

Sounds good - looking forward to trying

Take Care, Love Linnie

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