Grilled White Asparagus With Toasted Sesame Seeds and Garlic

Grilled white asparagus with toasted sesame seeds and garlic-soy cream
Regarding BBQ, Inc.
Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 11 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
82 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 82
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 2g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

White Asparagus is gaining popularity in U.S. but has been a long time favorite in Europe. If you can find them, we highly recommend that you give it a try. The flavor is slightly sweeter than green asparagus, and the garlic-soy cream works well on either variety.


  • For Asparagus:
  • 2 bundles white asparagus (ends trimmed)
  • For Sauce:
  • 1 cup/240 mL creme fraiche
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons/5-10 mL chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL garlic powder (use more if preferred)
  • For Garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 1 large green onion (finely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  3. Soak asparagus in cold water for 5 minutes to make sure to remove all sand or grit.

  4. Place sauce ingredients in blender, and blend until well combined. If making ahead, put into an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator.

  5. Remove asparagus from water, pat dry, brush lightly with oil, and place on grill grate. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, rotating throughout cooking time.

  6. Remove from heat, drizzle with garlic-soy cream, and top with sesame seeds and chopped green onion

  7. Enjoy!