Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Fresh Asparagus With Lemon-Herb Sauce Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Fresh Asparagus With Lemon-Herb Sauce

    Fresh Asparagus With Lemon-Herb Sauce. Photo by Engrossed

    1/1 Photo of Fresh Asparagus With Lemon-Herb Sauce

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    25 mins

    0 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This recipe will serve 3-4 people, if you are serving more then double the recipe ;-)

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large pot.
    2. 2
      Add in the asparagus; cook until just crisp-tender (about 4 minutes).
    3. 3
      Uning large tongs remove the asparagus to a bowl of ice water (reserve 1 cup of the chicken broth).
    4. 4
      Drain the asparagus and pat very dry with paper towels.
    5. 5
      Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat.
    6. 6
      Add in the chopped green onions, shallots and sugar; saute until the onions and shallots are tender (about 5 minutes).
    7. 7
      Add in garlic; saute 2 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add in the reserved 1 cup broth, 1 tablespoons oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, thyme and lemon peel; simmer until slightly thickened and the liquid is reduced to about 1-1/4 cups (about 5 minutes).
    9. 9
      Season with salt and pepper.
    10. 10
      Cool to room temperature.
    11. 11
      Arrange the asparagus on a platter.
    12. 12
      Spoon the prepared lemon sauce over, then sprinkle with more chopped green onions.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 30, 2011


      This is excellent, but time-consuming. We used 1.25 cups of green onions and 1/3 cup regular onion instead of shallots. We also used 1.5 T Dijon mustard and 1 T fresh lemon juice. We added 1/2 cup diced red bell peppers with the 1/4 cup of green onions sprinkled over the dish at the end.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on July 15, 2007


      This was good but took a bit more effort than my Lemon Dijon Asparagus and was not better than it in my opinion. I was surprised this didn't have a stronger flavor. I think the chicken broth diluted it. I also selected this for the South Beach Diet and used Splenda. I used whole grain dijon and the black pepper option. It made a nice presentation and seemed gourmet. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on July 05, 2006


      This was a yummy refreshing way to serve asparagus. I substituted the sugar for Splenda to make it South Beach diet friendly. Thanks for posting!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Asparagus With Lemon-Herb Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (402 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 281.3
    Calories from Fat 183
    Total Fat 20.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 897.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    Sugars 5.6 g
    Protein 11.6 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes