Chinese Asparagus Salad Recipe

Vegetable plate of Asparagus
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

This easy Asparagus salad recipe comes together quickly and makes a perfect side dish for the rest of your Chinese inspired meal. It may also be prepared in advance, but do not freeze.

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Madame Wong's Long-life Chinese Cookbook,

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups water
  • One pound asparagus, cut diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons light​ soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons​ sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Clove garlic, chopped fine

How to Make It

  1. Bring 4 cups water to boil in a saucepan. Drop in the pound of asparagus. Boil 1 minute. Drain. Rinse with cold water.
  2. Mix next four ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the asparagus.
  3. The dressing may be kept in a covered jar in the refrigerator for about a week.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 93
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 323 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)