* 4 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
* Arrange asparagus in a single layer in two foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 73 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.
~~Taste of Home April/May 2003~~