The sesame seeds give simple roasted asparagus a new twist.
Source: Adapted from Everyday Food magazine, March 2004
1 1/2 lbs. thick asparagus
2 T. olive oil
1 1/2 t. sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim ends from asparagus; cut stalks into 2" lengths. Place asparagus on a rimmed cookie sheet; drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt. Toss to combine.
Spread asparagus evenly on cookie sheet. Roast 10 minutes, turning asparagus halfway through. Add sesame seeds, and continue roasting until asparagus is lightly browned in spots and tender, about 5 minutes more.