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Asparagus Spears With Garlic Aïoli

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 16 mins
Yield 4 servings
Top fresh steamed asparagus spears with a low-fat garlic-mayonnaise sauce for a quick and easy spring side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • Paprika

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • fat 2.2 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • protein 3.3 g
  • carbohydrate 5.8 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 175 mg
  • calcium 56 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside.

  2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; remove scales from stalks with a vegetable peeler, if desired.

  3. Place asparagus spears in a large skillet; add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Plunge asparagus into cold water to stop the cooking process; drain. Place asparagus on a serving platter; spoon yogurt mixture over asparagus. Sprinkle with paprika.

Cook's Notes

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