Asparagus Spears With Garlic Aïoli

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Top fresh steamed asparagus spears with a low-fat garlic-mayonnaise sauce for a quick and easy spring side dish.

Yield: 4 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 51
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.8g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 175mg
  • Calcium: 56mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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