Steamed Asparagus With Tomato-Basil Dip

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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

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.