Asparagus with Miso Dressing

Last weekend I went to our downtown market & there was fresh locally grown asparagus there!

I didn’t know about this asparagus before, it is only available for a few weeks, so I bought a bunch & searched for a recipe to use with them. I usually roast asparagus in a hot oven with a drizzle of olive oil & a sprinkle of salt on the asparagus. I have to admit that I like them a bit charred & crispy…yum

Bon Appetit had this recipe on the website. I love miso..I always have some in my fridge so I can make this delicious  Miso Vegetable Bowl

I love this asparagus. The dressing was wonderful & Bon Appetit suggests using it on beans as well.  The asparagus in the recipe was grilled but I did not want to open up my bbq for this one thing so I roasted them in a 400f oven on a lined baking sheet until they were done! Perfect!

Here is the recipe from Bon Appetit… Ginger-Miso Grilled Asparagus 


2 bunches of asparagus..*** I only had one bunch of asparagus so I just poured all of the dressing overtop of the asparagus before I roasted it!

For the Dressing

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp mirin *** mirin is a sweet Japanese rice wine available in grocery stores

1/4 cup with miso

2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

2 tsp grated ginger

Lime wedges & sesame seeds to serve


If roasting the asparagus preheat the oven to 425f or heat your grill

  1. Trim, clean & dry the asparagus, set aside in a pie plate or dish with sides
  2. Mix the mirin, miso, rice vinegar, & ginger together.. you can use a whisk & a bowl or use a jar to shake it!
  3. Pour the dressing over the prepared asparagus & toss to coat each piece with the dressing
  4. Now, you can grill the asparagus or roast it!
  5. To roast, put the asparagus in a single layer on a lined baking sheet & roast in the pre-heated oven for approx 12 minutes, depending on how big your asparagus spears are…roast until tender or crispy like I like them!
  6. To grill, use a vegetable grilling pan & grill the asparagus until they are tender & to your liking
  7. To serve, sprinkle with sesame seeds & some lime juice is desired!



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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