Asparagus With Saffron Mint Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Makes a fresh and flavorful sauce for spring asparagus.


  1. Steam asparagus for 10 minutes or until done to your liking.
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients over low heat until warmed through.
  3. Serve asparagus with sauce over.
Most Helpful

This was delicious! I did make a couple changes -- I roasted the asparagus in my toaster oven (personal preference -- I think steaming makes it too "moist") and since is was so hot outside I decided that a cold yogurt sauce would be very refreshing, so I just stirred the ingredients together and let it sit awhile for the saffron to infuse with the yogurt. The result was just fabulous! I had a little sauce left over after the asparagus was gone, so I smeared it on my marinated tofu -- very tasty indeed. Thanks so much for sharing, Sue!

Spice Princess June 30, 2011

Funny that my first dish using saffron was some years ago from the same chef. A huge success and the lentil soup remains one of my favorites, so when I saw this recipe I jumped at the opportunity to see whether I would once again strike gold (or is that saffron). Rather hot her so I served this as a starter salad at room temperature. The combination of mint, saffron and garlic was really unusual and and one to my liking. So much so, I have since used the remaining dressing/sauce with equally good results and think it would be an ideal way to dress a simple salad of torn romaine lettuce. My one comment and suggestion is that I found the garlic to be a little heavy tending to complete with rather than complement the more delicate saffron and mint. Even as a garlic lover I think I would reduce this to two cloves next time. Thanks Sue!

justcallmetoni June 14, 2008

I love the world tour event if for no other reason than that it encourages me to use ingredients I'd normally ignore! So it is with saffron & Greek yogurt (& mint, for that matter)! Your sauce makes for a very nice, tasty side dish! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed while in Greece with Zaar World Tour 4]

Sydney Mike June 12, 2008