Asparagus With Dill Sauce

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

Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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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


  1. Stir together first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  2. 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.
  3. Arrange asparagus on a serving platter. Serve with Dill Sauce. Garnish, if desired.
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