Asparagus in Vinaigrette



Asparagus in Vinaigrette

When purchasing asparagus look for straight stalks with compact pointed tips.  They should be no thicker than a fat crayon.  Before cooking snap off the inch of woody white fiber at the base.

Serves 4
1 pound asparagus
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/3 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds.

Steam asparagus until tender but still crisp about 3 minutes.  Drain and cool under cold running water  Drain and place in a salad bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette ingredients. Toss with asparagus with enough to coat. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Fun Asparagus Fact:

Did you know the asparagus was a member of the lily family?  Asparagus plants live 8-10 years and the spear’s size indicates the age of the plant – the thicker the asparagus, the older the plant. 

Farmer Holding Asparagus
Farmer holding Asparagus

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