Toasted Sesame Marinated Asparagus Salad

Prep time:10 min
Total time:1 hr 13 min

Serves 4 to 6


1 large bunch Ontario asparagus (thicker stalks preferred)

3 tbsp Longo’s 100% Pure Canola Oil

2 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tbsp each soy sauce, toasted sesame oil and brown sugar

2 tsp grated fresh ginger

1 large clove garlic, grated

1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

2 tsp Longo’s Sesame Seeds

1 bunch large radishes, cut into matchsticks


  • Holding the woody ends of asparagus, use a vegetable peeler to shave asparagus spears into thin strips (discard woody ends).
  • Whisk canola oil with rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper; combine asparagus with dressing in a resealable bag and marinate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
  • Meanwhile, toast sesame seeds in small nonstick skillet set over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes, shaking pan often, until golden.
  • Drain asparagus, reserving marinade; arrange in small shallow serving bowl. Scatter radishes over top and drizzle with some of the marinade. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds to serve.

A dash of advice

Recipe can be doubled easily. For a more substantial salad, reserve marinade drained from asparagus and toss asparagus with shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce, shaved carrot, thinly sliced cucumbers and reserved marinade to taste.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 170 calories
  • Protein 3g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Fat 15g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Carbs 9g
  • Sodium 360mg