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Sesame roasted asparagus recipe

Sesame roasted asparagus recipe

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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. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 207 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 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)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 25%
  • Saturates

    3g 14%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 4.3g Protein 8.9g Fibre 4g


  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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