Gingered Asparagus Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Fresh asparagus spears1 Pound
 Vegetable cooking spray1
 Low sodium soy sauce2 Tablespoon
 Sesame seeds2 Teaspoon, toasted
 Peeled minced ginger1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash
 Grated orange rind1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 154 Calories from Fat 56

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.1%

Saturated Fat 0.94 g4.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1386.1 mg57.8%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.8%

Sugars 4.4 g

Protein 6 g12.4%

Vitamin A 42.9% Vitamin C 20.3%

Calcium 23% Iron 32.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
Remove scales from stalks with a knife or vegetable peeler, if desired.
Cut spears into 2-inch pieces.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
Place over medium-low heat until hot.
Add asparagus, soy sauce, sesame seeds, gingerroot, and pepper.
Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and sprinkle with orange rind.