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Asparagus Spears with Creamy Mustard Dressing

Prep time 3 mins
Cook time 4 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/4 pound asparagus and 1 tablespoon dressing
When shopping for asparagus, choose firm, pencil-thin spears that are uniform in size (which ensures even cooking) and have tightly closed, bright green and lavender tips. Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A, B, and C, as well as iron.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried tarragon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 58
  • fat 1.2 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 8.7 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 286 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • calcium 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a 12-inch skillet; add asparagus. Cook 1 minute; drain and plunge into ice water. Drain well.

  3. Combine mayonnaise and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl.

  4. Arrange asparagus on a serving platter; top with dressing.

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