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Grilled Asparagus with Sesame Dressing

Author: Louisa Clements
5 from 2 votes
Grilled asparagus is a delicious summer side dish. Add Japanese-inspired flavours by tossing with a simple dressing made with sesame oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar.
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 13 minutes
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Servings: 4


  • 1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp canola oil

For dressing:

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnish


  • Preheat barbecue to medium. Toss asparagus in canola oil in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for dressing.
  • Barbecue asparagus, turning often until lightly charred and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Toss with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve immediately.
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