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.

Recipe 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 saucepan. Drop in the pound of asparagus. Boil 1 minute. Drain. Rinse with cold water.
  2. Mix next four ingredients (the light soy sauce, sesame seed oil, sugar and chopped garlic) in a bowl. Pour over the asparagus.
  3. The dressing may be kept in covered jar in the refrigerator for about a week.