Asparagus With Lemon-Tarragon Dipping Sauce Arrange the asparagus spears in beautiful crystal glasses or silver cups and pour the sauce into a matching glass. This dish is best when the dipping sauce and asparagus are served chilled, so allow time to refrigerate.
Recipe courtesy of Mary Corpening Barber
Yield:
48 asparagus spears
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

To Make Dipping Sauce: Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, lemon juice, capers, lemon zest, tarragon, onion powder, sugar and pepper together using a whisk. Mix well. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

Cook the asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water until tender when pierced with a fork, 6 to 8 minutes. Mix the ice, water, and kosher salt together in a large bowl. Remove the asparagus from the steamer and refresh it by plunging it into the ice water. Let sit until cold. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to dry. Refrigerate. Serve chilled with the dipping sauce.

Cook's Note

Do-Ahead Tips: The dipping sauce can be prepared up to 2 days in advance amd refrigerated. The asparagus can be prepared 1 day in advance and refrigerated. Serve as directed.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Grilled Asparagus Spears

Recipe courtesy of Bob Blumer

Asparagus Spears with Sesame

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Fried Endive Spears

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Green Spears and Ham

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Speared Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon

Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Crunch Crazy Asparagus Spears

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Asian-Style Cucumber Spears

Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Asian-Style Cucumber Spears

Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking