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Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

I wanted a simple side dish to pair with the Spicy Asian Noodle Salad and the Garlic-Lime Shrimp Cooked on a Himalayan Salt Plate that I was making for dinner. The asparagus spears were simply tossed in some sesame oil and I seasoned them lightly before cooking them in my grill pan until crisp-tender. These asparagus spears paired nicely with a soy-garlic aioli that I always serve with my steamed artichokes. We all enjoyed this side dish and it disappeared quickly. I have a feeling these sesame asparagus spears will be on our table again soon.

Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

How to Make Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

Make the soy-garlic aioli sauce by combining the mayonnaise, soy sauce, and minced garlic, to taste, mix together until well combined. Set aside to allow flavors to mingle.

Heat the grill pan over medium heat. Toss the asparagus with some sesame oil, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Place the asparagus into the grill pan and cook for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until tender.

Place the asparagus spears on a serving plate and sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds then serve with the aioli on the side as a dipping sauce. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

 

Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

Sesame Asparagus with Soy-Garlic Aioli Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • Soy-Garlic Aioli:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tsp soy sauce more or less, to taste
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced

  • Other Ingredients:
  • Asparagus spears wooden ends removed
  • 2-3 tsp toasted sesame oil to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Toasted sesame seeds to taste

Instructions

  • Make the soy-garlic aioli sauce by combining the mayonnaise, soy sauce, and minced garlic, to taste, mix together until well combined. Set aside to allow flavors to mingle.
  • Heat the grill pan over medium heat.
  • Toss the asparagus with some sesame oil, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste.
  • Place the asparagus into the grill pan and cook for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  • Place the asparagus spears on a serving plate and sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds then serve with the aioli on the side as a dipping sauce.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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6 Comments

  1. Mark always likes to eat his veggies with his hands (doubtless to see if I’ll become irritated), so these look like they’d meet his need for finger veggies. I saute mine in butter, and never thought of using olive oil/sesame seed combo instead. Looks terrific, Pam!

  2. No way I can find asparagus right in the middle of summer, but I guess green beans would work just as great. Love garlic aioli sauce a lot! Have a great weekend, Pam.

  3. i’ve started putting soy sauce in places i never expected to put it, but i haven’t tried it with asparagus yet–wonderful idea!

  4. I am the worst at coming up with veggie side dishes (ironically), but this is such a great, simple but tasty idea!