Lemon-Tarragon Asparagus

Lemon-Tarragon Asparagus Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross


4 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 49
Fat 2.3 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Sodium 153 mg


1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1/8 teaspoon lemon rind
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped tarragon
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced shallot
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil


1. Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

2. Combine lemon rind, lemon juice, tarragon, garlic, shallot, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and oil. Arrange asparagus on a platter. Drizzle tarragon mixture over asparagus; toss gently to coat.


Laura Zapalowski,

Cooking Light

April 2011
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