Sesame Crusted Asparagus


  • Serves 4
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • 2 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, washed, dried and ends trimmed
  • ½ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds


  1. Pour the olive oil onto a non-stick baking sheet and spread it out with a brush.
  2. Add the asparagus in a single layer and turn each one several times to coat in the oil.
  3. Combine the cheese, salt and sesame seeds on a platter or on a sheet of wax paper.
  4. Roll each asparagus spear in the mixture to evenly coat and place each one on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake until the asparagus is easily pierced with a knife at its thickest part and they have begun to brown.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with our without lemon wedges.

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