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Easy Stir-Fried Asparagus Recipe

Stir-Fry Asparagus in a Flash

The following post was written by Jeanette Chen, a member of POPSUGAR Select Food, whose family-friendly, gluten-free recipes can be found on Jeanette's Healthy Living.

One of the vegetables I look forward to the most in Spring is fresh asparagus. Lightly stir-fried with a touch of sesame oil, asparagus remains slightly crunchy, making a nice side dish to any meal. Look for asparagus with firm stalks and tightly closed tops. The thickness of the asparagus doesn't matter — you'll just have to cook the thicker stems a bit longer.

Stir-Fried Asparagus With Black Sesame Seeds

1 bunch fresh asparagus
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Sea salt
Toasted black sesame seeds


  1. Hold asparagus spears with one hand on each end. Snap off the base of each spear by bending asparagus to see where it naturally breaks. Cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and stir-fry until just tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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