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Steamed Asparagus With Tomato-Basil Dip

Yield Makes 12 to 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 4 pounds fresh asparagus

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill up to 2 days, if desired.

  2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Cook in boiling salted water to cover 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Cover and chill, if desired. Serve with dip.