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:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Dressing Recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 70.5 kcal
  • 12 fresh asparagus spears, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated, divided
  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Dressing Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70.5 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Asparagus    Side Dishes    Vegetable Appetizers   

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