Asparagus With Lemon-Caper Dipping Sauce

"This is easy, yummy and looks elegant when served for company. I've also used the sauce for a "tarter" to dip for sweet potato fries."
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  • Mix together the mayo, sour cream, oil, capers, juice, thyme, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Trim asparagus and place in a shollow baking dish.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Roast at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until desired degree of doneness.
  • Serve asparagus with sauce on the side.

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  1. I liked this very much I had very thin asparagus but it was good anyway. I would use the dressing for other things as well. Made for World Tour 8 Thanks for posting.
  2. I had the smallest asparagus I have ever seen but this was a great recipe to use it up! I roasted mine for about 8 minutes longer because I like it a little crispy/blackened. The sauce was great, I made half but kept the same amount of capers. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.
  3. Great side dish with dinner tonight. The sauce was awesome and was great with the asparagus. I very rarely roast asparagus, but in this case this was very good. The sauce was worth making this again. Great recipe !! Made for Zaar Stars ..
  4. Delicious! I got 6 bunches of asparagus for 50 cents a bunch, and this was the last of it. What a great way to go! Loved the capers and the lemon juice. Thanks! Made for TYM game in the cookbooks forum!
  5. This was so good on the fresh organic asparagus I bought at the farmers' market! Mmm!! The sauce tasted really delicious on the lamb meatballs I made for dinner tonight. I am making this sauce again for a small dinner party tomorrow night and serving it with freshly steamed baby artichokes! Thank you! Reviewed for ZWT 2009.


  1. A surprisingly tasty dish! The asparagus was sweet and the sauce tangy. I used plain yogurt in place of the sour cream (ran out), so left out the oil from the sauce so it wouldn't be too thin. Still yummy! Next time I would chop the capers, but other than that wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for the great lunch! This dipping sauce would be great for other vegetables as a healthier alternative to ranch or bleu cheese dip/sauce. Made for ZWT5.


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