Spring Sesame Ginger Asparagus Stir-Fry

  • Yield: 4 servings


Sesame Stir Fry Sauce:
2teaspoons cornstarch
1/4cup water or vegetable broth
1tablespoon minced ginger root
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes
1teaspoon sugar
1tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2tablespoons hoisin sauce
1/4cup dry sherry
1tablespoon sesame seeds
2teaspoons Asian sesame oil
Stir-Fried Vegetables:
1tablespoon peanut oil
2 bundles medium-thick asparagus, stem ends trimmed, spears cut into 2-inch lengths on the diagonal (about 30 asparagus)
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
8 scallions, sliced into 2-inch lengths


  1. To make sauce: Dissolve the cornstarch in the water or broth. Add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
  2. To make vegetables: Heat oil over high heat in a large saute pan or wok. Add asparagus, red peppers and scallions. Stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes. Add sauce and continue to stir-fry 4 minutes until asparagus is crisp-tender and a sauce forms and thickens in pan.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 133
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 24mg
  • Sodium 291mg
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 4g