Asparagus Spears with Lemon Dipping Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

The arrival of tasty locally grown asparagus at your grocery store is a sure sign of spring, and this dish showcases it beautifully.

  • Portion size 35 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 kg asparagus spear
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Method

Snap tough woody stems, about 1 inch (2.5 cm), off asparagus. In skillet, bring 1 inch (2.5 cm) water to boil. Add asparagus; cover and cook until tender-crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and chill under cold water. Set aside on towel-lined tray. (Make-ahead: Cover; refrigerate for up to 1 day.)

In small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, dill, mayonnaise, lemon rind and juice, and sugar. Serve with asparagus for dipping.

Nutritional facts <b>Per piece:</b> about

  • Sodium 9 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 8.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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