When cooking fresh asparagus, I’ve found that simple recipes are best. A quick roast in a hot oven and a drizzle of flavorful dressing is all that’s needed. Here’s an easy recipe for roasted asparagus with homemade sesame citrus dressing.
Asparagus with Sesame Citrus Dressing
1 pound fresh asparagus
2 teaspoons organic safflower oil
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh tangerine or orange juice
1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds or gomasio
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim and discard woody ends from asparagus. Arrange asparagus in single layer on shallow baking sheet. Drizzle with safflower oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll asparagus on baking sheet to distribute the oil and seasonings. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until asparagus is tender and lightly browned. Place roasted asparagus on serving plate.
For dressing, whisk together juice, tamari, sesame oil and maple syrup. Drizzle dressing over asparagus. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Makes 4 servings
Tip: Gomasio is a combination of toasted sesame seeds with sea salt. Added garlic or seaweed (sea vegetables) can also be found in some types of gomasio seasoning.
Eden Foods Organic Gomasio