Diabetic Recipe Asparagus with Sesame Ginger Sauce

Diabetic Recipe Asparagus with Sesame Ginger Sauce

With a succulent sesame-ginger sauce, this asparagus has a wonderful Asian flair. It makes the perfect side dish for meat or fish, plus asparagus is incredibly nutritious. It has no cholesterol, is low on the glycemic index, and it’s a great source of vitamin K and folate


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (pureed sesame seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon SPLENDA® Granular
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 48 medium-size asparagus spears trimmed, peeled and cleaned


  1. In a food processor, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
  2. Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
    Half fill large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender, approximately four to five minutes. Drain well but do not rinse.
  3. Transfer to serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 7 servings.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 2/3 cup

  • Calories = 70
  • Total Fat = 4 g
  • Saturated Fat = 1 g
  • Carbohydrate = 6 g
  • Protein = 3 g
  • Sodium = 150 mg
  • Fiber = 3 g
  • Cholesterol = 0 mg

Dietary Exchange:

  • Vegetable = 1
  • Fat = 1

Source: http://www.cooksrecipes.com

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