ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH HONEY MAPLE TAHINI SAUCE

 

  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  • 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!

Notes

This is a unique way to use tahini. Tahini is very common in Middle Eastern cuisine which I love.

Submitted by: "Norma Dimsey"

Categories: Low Calorie  Vegetarian 

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