Creamy Dijon Asparagus

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: asparagus, dijon, mayonnaise, mustard sauce, side dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 120kcal
Nothing could be simpler or more delicious than this easy side dish. That's probably why we make it so often.
Print Recipe


  • 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • chopped chives for garnish (optional)


  • Add 1 inch of water to a 10" skillet with a lid.  Bring to a boil.  Add the salt to the water and when it's dissolved add the asparagus.  Cover with the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes or until desired tenderness is achieved.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice.  Stir to combine and set aside.
  • With a pair of tongs, transfer the asparagus to a serving platter.  Spoon the dijon sauce over the top and sprinkle with chives -- or pass the sauce and chives separately around the table for guests to add themselves.


This is a good dish for a Spring or Summer buffet and can be served chilled.   Cook the asparagus for the appropriate time, then transfer the spears to a ice bath to shock them and retain the color.   Refrigerate the asparagus and dijon sauce separately.  When you're ready to serve, garnish the asparagus with dijon sauce and chives.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2.5mg