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Grilled Asparagus Rafts

Ingredients
16 thick asparagus spears (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
Dash of salt

Preparation
1. Prepare grill to high heat.
2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Arrange 4 asparagus spears on a flat surface. Thread 2 (3-inch) skewers or toothpicks horizontally through spears 1 inch from each end to form a raft. Repeat procedure with remaining asparagus spears.
3. Combine soy sauce, oil, and garlic; brush evenly over asparagus rafts. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds, pepper, and salt. 

Nutritional Information - Amount per Serving
Calories: 50 
Calories from fat: 38% 
Fat: 2.1g 
Saturated fat: 0.2g 
Monounsaturated fat: 0.5g 
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g 
Protein: 3.2g 
Carbohydrate: 6.1g 
Fiber: 2.4g 
Cholesterol: 0.0mg 
Iron: 3mg 
Sodium: 190mg 
Calcium: 26mg

Recipe submitted by Amanda Hellman, RD, Dean dietitian.