This sesame roasted asparagus salad is a cinch to whip together. Roasted asparagus is super easy, and it makes a perfect base for flavorful sesame salad dressing. You can either serve it warm or let it come to room temperature.

Sesame Roasted Asparagus Salad on Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Why We Love This Roasted Asparagus Salad

Local fresh asparagus is finally here! We have been making oven-roasted aspragus and grilled asparagus and cooking it every which way! The trees have leafed out and I feel like a huge wave of relief has washed over me. I am a summertime gal, and the warm months are here to stay.

With asparagus in the house, I knew that I would have to add it to the collection of salad month recipes for you guys. No lettuce required. Just asparagus and our Asian sesame dressing.

I was going to add some scallions for garnish, but I decided to keep it even simpler than that. Roasting is really such a yummy way to prepare asparagus, a flavorful dressing is really all that’s needed to call it done.

Speaking of Asparagus salad… You’ll also want to check out our Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Power Salad, our Shaved Asparagus Salad and these Spring Salads with Peas and Asparagus too!

Vegan Roasted Asparagus Salad with Sesame Dressing by Katie Webster on Healthy Seasonal Recipes

I went back to the uber yummy and easy Asian sesame salad dressing for this recipe. I’m so glad to have the rest of the batch to add to more salads this week. The lettuce and greens are rolling in from local farms and in our CSA so I am just trying to keep up! Plus we got a cucumber that would be happily drizzled in it.

If all goes well I really am going to plant my vegetable garden today. Snow or no.

Ingredients For This Roasted Asparagus Salad

  • 2 ½ pounds asparagus, pithy ends snapped off (1 ½ pounds trimmed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • ½ cup Sesame dressing

How To Make This Simple Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. (Remove pithy ends first.) Chop asparagus into 1 to 2 inch lengths, on the bias if desired.
  • Toss asparagus with oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread out on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast, stirring once until browned in spots and crisp tender, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a large platter.
  • Right before serving, pour dressing over the asparagus.

FAQs and Expert Tips

Vations To Try

Make-Ahead Notes

The dressing can be made up to 5 days in advance. The asparagus can be trimmed and cut two days ahead. And roasted asparagus can be chilled (without the dressing) up to 1 day ahead.

More Asparagus Recipes

Thanks so much for reading. If you make this recipe, let me know by leaving a star rating and review. Happy Cooking! ~Katie

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Sesame Roasted Asparagus Salad


Description

Simple roasted asparagus salad recipe with sesame dressing added right before serving. It can be served hot or let it cool to room temperature for relaxed gatherings.


Ingredients

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  • 2 ½ pounds asparagus, pithy ends snapped off (1 ½ pounds trimmed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • ½ cup Sesame dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Chop asparagus into 1 to 2 inch lengths, on the bias if desired.
  2. Toss asparagus with oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread out on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Roast, stirring once until browned in spots and crisp tender, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a large platter.
  4. Right before serving, pour dressing over the asparagus.

Notes

Variations To Try:

Try our Lemon Juice Salad dressing for a more classic taste to pair with a variety of meals, or our Tarragon Vinaigrette for a warm version of this Asparagus with Tarragon vinaigrette.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 104
  • Sodium: 637
  • Fat: 5
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 5

Keywords: Roasted asparagus salad,Asian Roasted Asparagus,Asian asparagus salad