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Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Tarragon balances the tangy flavor from lemon in the creamy sauce covering colorful asparagus and green beans. I serve this as a side dish as well as an appetizer. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • Place 1 in. of water in a Dutch oven; add asparagus and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain vegetables; transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with dip.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 183 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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