Asparagus in Lemon Garlic Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine garlic, buttermilk, sour cream and lemon peel.
  2. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Cook asparagus in boiling water for 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  4. Drain and rinse with cold water and drain again.
  5. Cover and chill until serving time.
  6. Toss asparagus with garlic dressing mixture.
  7. Sprinkle lightly with poppy seeds, if desired.
Most Helpful

I added t teaspoon whole grain mustard and used 3 roasted garlic cloves. I also poured over string beans from the garden which I have lots of. I liked the tanginess of this. But needed to give a little heat so added a bunch of fresh cracked black pepper and a touch of salt. Made for ZWT # Thanks Mate!

Rita~ August 05, 2012

Hubs gave it a three. I think it would be better if the garlic were sauteed before adding it. It was the raw garlic flavor that got to us. Also, we used a large garlic clove and I think we should have used a small garlic clove. The only other recommendation I have is that the sauce be warmed up before using. Made for ZWT8.

Paris D August 05, 2012

A matter of personal taste: the mixture of sour cream and buttermilk was too sour for my taste - but what do I know, I love asparagus plain or with a squeeze of lemon. The sauce did not add to the flavor of the asparagus for me. I used buttermilk from powder as it's hard to find fresh buttermilk around here; perhaps that took away from the sauce. We were hungry so I forgot to sprinkle the poppy seeds sitting on the counter, LOL. Made for The Wild Bunch for ZWT8's visit to Australia/NZ.

KateL August 04, 2012