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Asparagus with Tahini Sauce

Asparagus with Tahini Sauce
Asparagus with lemon mustard creamy sauce! Asparagus is ridiculously low in calories, yet a filled with fiber, folate, and vitamin K. They are heart healthy, support a healthy pregnancy, and can prevent osteoporosis. They’re considered an energy booster and can help cleanse the urinary tract (stinky pee aside!). They are also full of antioxidants nutrients and minerals.Asparagus are traditionally a spring vegetable, but you may find them available during more seasons depending on where you live. They are a delicious vegetable and can be prepared a number of ways. A quick tip to avoid “stringy” or tough bits is to break off the ends of the asparagus. If you bend them from the woody end, they will naturally break at the desired location. You may feel that you are “wasting” it, but trust me, the tough, stringy ends are not very palatable. This recipe couldn’t be simpler and doesn’t require much time at all. Your oven does most of the work! Recipe by our Registered Dietitian, Rachel Mistry.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch organic asparagus with the woods ends broken off.
  • juice from 1/2 of a fresh organic lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves of fresh organic garlic minced
  • 1 tsp organic extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
  • Fresh lemon slices optional

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp organic tahini
  • 1/4 cup organic veggie broth or water
  • 1/2 organic squeezed lemon
  • 1/2 tsp organic onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the asparagus on the baking dish. Toss with the olive oil, lemon juice, and spices until evenly coated.
  • Spread the asparagus evenly on the baking pan, then top with slices of fresh lemon.
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your asparagus and your desired done-ness. I like mine a little on the crunchy side, but you can decide by cutting a little off when you think it’s done.
  • Make the sauce while the asparagus are cooking. Simply mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and serve with the warm (or cool) asparagus.
Keyword appetizer, greens, salad
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