Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Dressing Recipe


Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Dressing Recipe is an easy-to-make asparagus dish with a delicious mustard-lemon sauce.  This Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Dressing Recipe may be served either as an appetizer or a side dish.  My guests raved and asked for this recipe.

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Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Dressing Recipe:

Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Dressing Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


12 fresh asparagus spears, washed and trimmed
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sweet brown mustard
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, divided



Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard DressingBlanch the asparagus in lightly-salted boiling water for about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; do not overcook.  Remove from heat and refresh under cold water; drain well.  Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice; blend well.  Stir in 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel; set aside.

Divide asparagus between 2 individual serving plates.  Spoon 2 tablespoons dressing over top of each serving; sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon lemon peel.

Garnish with carrot strips and edible flowers, such as pansies, violets or nasturtiums, if desired.

Makes 2 servings.

Each Serving Totals - 2.6 Fat Grams, 70.5 calories, 2.2 WW Points


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