Asparagus Topped with Creamy Tarragon Sauce

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Asparagus Topped with Creamy Tarragon Sauce

This sauce is like a luscious, creamy bearnaise sauce without all the calories and fat.

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Put asparagus in a steamer basket, cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, tarragon, lemon juice, water, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle the sauce over the asparagus. Serve warm or cold.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the sauce for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 114
fat 7 g (1 g sat, 2 g mono)
cholesterol 8 mg
carbohydrates 10 g
protein 4 g
fiber 2 g
sodium 350 mg
potassium 336 mg

Nutrition Bonus Folate (42% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 1/2

Exchanges 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat

From EatingWell April/May 2006