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Asparagus With Black Bean Sauce - Weight Watcher Friendly

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“The sauce can be prepared up to 1 week in advance....freeze for up to 2 months. The asparagus can be cooked early in the day and rinse with cold water. Reheat quickly in boiling water. I found that there was too much sauce for our liking, so I cut the recipe in half. Weight Watcher friendly = 1 point”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon black bean sauce
  • 1 12 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 12 lbs asparagus, trimmed
  • Garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Sauce: In a small skillet, whisk together sauce ingredients. Heat gently just until warm, about 1 minute.
  2. Either steam or boil asparagus for 3 minutes or just until asparagus turns bright green and is tender crisp. Drain. Pour sauce over top. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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