Asparagus With Dill Sauce

Asparagus With Dill Sauce

Make the sauce up to 2 days ahead, and prepare the asparagus the morning you plan to serve it.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings
  • Cook time: 4 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Chill: 1 Hour


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • Garnish: lemon rind strips


Stir together first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Snap off tough ends of asparagus; arrange asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling salted water. Cover and steam 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

Arrange asparagus on a serving platter. Serve with Dill Sauce. Garnish, if desired.


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