Triple Sesame Asparagus

With Halloween next week and Thanksgiving quickly following, it almost feels like the holidays are here. For many that means laboring in the kitchen for hours, preparing for a house full of hungry family and friends. Since prepping for a crowd or even for just a few is a daunting task for most, I’m going to let you in on an entertaining tip that is so simple, but will help keep things in perspective: don’t complicate things. Why didn’t I realize this years ago?! Not every dish needs to be laborious and involved. Pick one dish to devote time to, and choose simple dishes that are foolproof for everything else.

When I made this Triple Sesame Asparagus recipe (adapted from Cooking Light), I knew immediately that it would make the perfect side dish for entertaining. Not only are the asparagus delicious and ascetically please with the black and white sesame seeds, but they are also a no-brainer to make. Add this recipe to the “wow the crowd without the work” list!

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Triple Sesame Asparagus

What You Need

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

What To Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place trimmed asparagus on a baking sheet, toss with sesame oil until evenly coated
  3. Sprinkle white and black sesame seeds on asparagus and toss again until evenly distributed
  4. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until asparagus have reached desired "doneness"
  5. Sprinkle with kosher salt and serve immediately

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