Asian-Style Asparagus

Asian-Style Asparagus is a delicous, easy and quick (20) minute recipe for a spicy Chinese side. Tender, fresh asparagus spears are simmered on the stovetop in a sesame-ginger sauce for a dish that will rival the best Chinese restaurants. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (2 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (7) Servings. Asian-Style Asparagus will be loved by all of your family, friends and gasian-style asparagusuests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.


1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp tahini (pureed sesame seeds)
1 tsp chopped fresh ginger
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1 Tbsp granulated no-calorie sweetener
1 pinch crushed red pepper
48 medium size asparagus spears, trimmed, peeled, cleaned


1. In a food processor or blender, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.

2. Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on a diagonal.

3. Half fill a large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender (approx. 4-5 minutes). Drain well but do not rinse.

4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.

YIELD: 7 Servings.
Serving Size: About 2/3 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2

Calories: 60, Total Fat: 3.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 135mg, Sugars: 3g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 3g

Original recipe and image from: McNeil Nutritionals LLC.

DISCLAIMER: WeightWatchers is a registered trademark of WeightWatchers International Inc. Points, PointsPlus and SmartPoints are trademarks of WeightWatchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local WeightWatchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with WeightWatchers International in any way and WeightWatchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for WW members. Information on this site is based on recollections and assumptions of its author and is not warranted for any purpose by its author. All readers are encouraged to go to a WeightWatchers meeting for actual WW info. This site is presented under the rights of the First Amendment; rights worth fighting for. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.

IMPORTANT: This site is not qualified in nutrition or medicine. Diabetes is a serious disease that requires medical attention by a professional. The recipes on this site should not be taken as medical advice. Always use caution when reading a recipe, and always pay attention to exchange sizes. Blood glucose levels can be affected by not following individual dietary guidelines that are set in place by a medical physician. Some of the recipes do use small amounts of sugar. Please check with your physician first. Recipes with sugar are not suitable for all diabetics.

It's only fair to share...Pin on PinterestShare on YummlyShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on TumblrShare on RedditDigg thisPrint this page