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Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce

Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger SauceFlavorful, Asian-style asparagus with sesame-ginger sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon tahini (puréed sesame seeds)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
Pinch red pepper flakes
48 medium-size asparagus spears trimmed, peeled and cleaned

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a food processor, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
  2. Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
  3. Half fill large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender, approximately four to five minutes. Drain well but Do Not rinse.
  4. Transfer to serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 7 servings (2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/7 of recipe; 2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces): Total Calories 70, Total Carbohydrates 6 g, Protein 3 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g ,Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 150 mg.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at