Stir-Fry of Asparagus, Green Beans, and Snow Peas



U.S. Metric Ingredients
12 oz 360 g Asparagus, trimmed, lower ends peeled
12 oz 360 g Green beans, trimmed
10 oz 300 g Snow peas, trimmed
6 oz 180 g Red bell pepper, 2-in. (5-cm) batonnet
fl oz 45 mL Vegetable oil
1 fl oz 30 mL Soy sauce
1 tbsp 15 mL Sesame oil
to taste to taste Salt
1 tbsp 15 mL Sesame seeds, toasted (optional)



  1. Blanch the asparagus and green beans separately in boiling salted water until they are about three-fourths cooked and still crisp.
  2. Cut the asparagus and beans into 2-in. (5-cm) lengths.
  3. Heat the oil in a sauté pan or wok over high heat. Add the snow peas and bell pepper and stir-fry.
  4. As soon as the peas are hot and coated with oil, add the green beans. Continue to stir-fry another 20–30 seconds.
  5. Add the asparagus. Stir-fry until all the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  6. Add the soy sauce and toss to mix.
  7. Add the sesame oil and toss quickly.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Remove the vegetables from the pan or wok and serve immediately.
  10. If desired, sprinkle each portion lightly with toasted sesame seeds.

Per serving: Calories, 90; Protein, 3 g; Fat, 6 g (55% cal.); Cholesterol, 0 mg; Carbohydrates, 8 g; Fiber, 3 g; Sodium, 220 mg.