Chilled Asparagus With Lemony Garlic Dressing

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by littleturtle

Great when it's too hot for warm food. Low cal, heart healthy side dish from the American Heart Association Around the World Cookbook.

Top Review by justcallmetoni

I goofed a bit on this so I'm going to hold off on rating until I prepare it again. (Strictly user erroras the directions were quite clear.) I made the dressing the evening before serving. Initially, this really was great as it was lemony and delicious. I could already envision using this as a dipping sauce for other veggies as the flavor was light, crisp and refreshing. But a few more hours the garlic had sort of taken over making it too pungent to fully enjoy, and overwhelming to the delicate flavor of asparagus. My suggestion is too not chill more than 6-8 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix together first five ingredients until smooth.
  2. Cover and chill until serving time.
  3. Boil asparagus for 5 minutes (until crisp-tender).
  4. Drain (I've served this dish hot by tossing the asparagus in the pan with the dressing and heating for 1-2 minutes at this point).
  5. Rinse with cold water and drain again.
  6. Cover and chill until serving time.
  7. To serve, gently toss asparagus spears with dressing.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with poppy seeds, if desired.

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