Grilled Asparagus is wonderful, especially when flavored with lime juice and sesame seeds.

grilled asparagus with limes and sesame seeds


  • 1 pound asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • ⅓ cup margarine or butter
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

In a skillet over medium heat, melt the margarine or butter. Cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 minutes, until the sesame seeds are golden brown and toasted. Add the lime juice and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Lightly coat the asparagus spears with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes over high heat, or until the tenderness is to your liking.

Pour the sauce over the grilled asparagus to serve. (Goes perfectly with Filet Mignon!)

Per Serving:
131 calories
protein 2.6g
carbohydrates 4.4g
fat 12.3g
dietary fiber: 2.1g

Health Notes: Asparagus Root

Herbalists in China and India have traditionally valued this herb. It is also gaining traction in the Western world. It is known as a “yin” tonic in traditional Chinese medicine.

Vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium are among the vitamins and minerals found in it. It also includes antioxidants, which can protect the body from free radical damage. It also has a high amount of fiber, which is beneficial to digestive health.
It also contains a good amount of folic acid.

Also known as sharavari, is a popular herbal remedy in India. It is believed to have hormone-balancing and mood-enhancing properties, and is often taken by women as a tonic. It can be consumed in small doses regularly, or as needed.

It is also a nutritive tonic that relieves some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, general exhaustion, tuberculosis and even AIDS. It is a nutritive tonic for the lungs.

As for supplementing with Asparagus Root, like with any supplement, you should always consult with a healthcare practitioner.
If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any other health concerns, this is very important. It also has the potential to interact with certain drugs.