Roasted Asparagus with Honey Maple Tahini Sauce
1 bunch asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon tahini
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1½ teaspoons lemon juice
½ hot water. Doesn’t need to be boiling hot.
Preheat oven to 400
Stack the asparagus and trim off woody ends
Spread the asparagus in a single layer onto a rimmed baking pan
Sprinkle with the olive oil and some salt and pepper
Roast for 10 minutes
You want them to have a snap when biting into them. You don’t want them mushy.
~~Make the Sauce~~
Combine the tahini, honey, maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of the hot water.
Stir to combine. If the sauce is too thick add a little more water until it thins out. You want the sauce to be loose enough to pour onto the asparagus. (this can be done in a blender)
Taste the sauce, if it seems too sweet to you, add a little more tahini and a little more water and stir again.
Pour onto the asparagus and enjoy!
Pairs Well With
This is a unique way to use tahini. Tahini is very common in Middle Eastern cuisine which I love.
Submitted by: "Norma Dimsey"