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10 amazing asparagus recipes

With its crisp texture and delicate flavour, asparagus is a beautiful vegetable to cook with, especially when in season throughout the spring. Try as a stunning side dish or as part of a crispy bake or showstopping main. Take a look at our favourite asparagus recipes that show off this versatile veg.

Sesame roasted asparagus
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Sesame roasted asparagus

Make the most of seasonal British asparagus with this easy side dish. Delicate asparagus stems are simply roasted with a garlic and soy marinade and sesame seeds for a nutty crunch – delicious on its own or drizzled with the creamy tahini dressing for serving alongside an Easter feast.

  1. Preheat oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. To make the marinade, place the oil, garlic, soy and sesame seeds in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Place the asparagus on a large oven tray and pour over the marinade. Toss the asparagus to coat and lay flat on the tray. Place in the oven and cook for 10-12 mins or until tender and lightly charred.
  3. To make the dressing, place the tahini, lemon juice and 80ml water in a bowl. Season with salt and whisk until smooth.
  4. To serve, place asparagus on a platter, drizzle with tahini sauce and scatter with crushed chillies, if using.

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 750g asparagus, trimmed
  • For the dressing
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • crushed chillies, to serve (optional)