Steamed Asparagus with Tahini Sauce

Steamed Asparagus with Tahini Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 4 min
  • Total: 14 min
  • Serving: 8 servings

The mild taste of steamed asparagus is given an explosion of flavor when tossed with a flavorful tahini, ginger and red pepper sauce.

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  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (pureed sesame seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces


  1. Place the asparagus into a steam basket over a pot of boiling water, and steam for 4 minutes until crisp tender.
  2. In the meantime, place the soy sauce, rice vinegar, peanut oil, water, tahini, ginger, garlic, sugar and red pepper flakes into a blender and process until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Transfer the hot asparagus to a serving platter and then top with the tahini sauce. Gently toss to combine and serve.


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