I saw this recipe while watching Alex's Day Off. It is a show I really enjoy watching for inspiration but rarely make the recipes that she highlights. This one however hit me on a couple levels and I was fortunate enough to have all the ingredients on hand.
Asparagus is hands down our favorite vegetable. We typically enjoy it roasted but this salad is a great change-up to our routine.
Sesame Asparagus Salad
by Alex Guarnaschelli
4 TBS of sesame seeds, toasted
3 TBS of toasted sesame oil
2 TBS of rice wine vinegar
2 TBS of low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp of sugar
1/8 tsp of salt
1.5 lbs of fresh asparagus, cut into 11/2" pieces
Bring a pot of salt water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook for 3 minutes. Upon removing the asparagus, immediately put it into an ice bath. After a few minutes, scatter the asparagus on to a towel lined plate to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. In a medium bowl combine the remaining ingredients and whisk together. Stir in the asparagus and refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!