This appetizer of Herbed Dip with Baby Vegetables showcases the first signs of springs with tender spears of asparagus and haricots verts serving as crudites for this creamy fresh herb dip.

Recipe by Southern Living February 2012

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Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together first 8 ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.

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  • Meanwhile, snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. Cut asparagus into 6-inch pieces, reserving any remaining end portions for another use. Cook asparagus in boiling water to cover in a large saucepan 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Repeat procedure with haricots verts. Place vegetables in zip-top plastic bags; seal and chill until ready to serve. Serve mayonnaise mixture with chilled vegetables.