Asparagus with French Dip

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

2 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small garlic clove , minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp grainy Dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Partially fill a large frying pan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Snap tough ends from asparagus and discard. Boil asparagus until tender-crisp, about 3 min. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, stir mayo with garlic, tarragon and Dijon. Serve in a small decorative bowl as a dipping sauce for asparagus.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 236,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g,
  • Fat
  • 22 g,

Slender spears of asparagus make elegant finger food. But don’t nibble them naked: Our stir-together aioli (garlic-flavoured mayo) is the perfect dress-up.

EVEN EASIER

Skip making the aioli. Buy bottled Béarnaise sauce in the condiment aisle of most grocery stores.

MAKE AHEAD

Cook asparagus and cool. Prepare dip. Cover both and refrigerate up to a day.