Asparagus Tempura


It's as simple as it sounds: tempura asparagus, deep-fried to a golden crisp. Goes great with ranch and is great for a get-together.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 cup tempura mix (such as Kikkoman®)

  • ¾ cup ice-cold water

  • 1 pound asparagus

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt


  1. Heat 1 to 2 inches of oil in a saucepan or deep fryer over medium-high heat.

  2. Stir tempura mix and water together to make a loose batter.

  3. Cut tough ends from the bottom of the asparagus spears. Dip into the batter, making sure spears are evenly coated.

  4. Carefully add 5 to 6 asparagus spears to the hot oil. Fry until they float to the top, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain on paper towels and season with sea salt. Repeat with remaining asparagus.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any type of tempura batter that you like. Kikkoman(R) is just the kind I use.

The cook time depends on the size of the batch and the temperature of the oil.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 965mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 13mg 72%
Potassium 236mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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