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.
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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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