Asparagus w/Lemon Sauce

By 30 Minutes or Less
This refreshing sauce is an excellent complement to fish, scallops, chicken or meat dishes!

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange, Green


20 medium asparagus stalks, rinsed and trimmed

1 fresh lemon

2 Tbsp mayonnaise, fat-free

1 Tbsp dried parsley

1/8 tsp black pepper

1/16 tsp salt


  1. Place 1 inch of water in a 4-quart sauce pan with lid.
  2. Place a steamer basket inside pot and add asparagus. Cover and bring to boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce to medium heat and cook for an additional 5 minutes (until asparagus is easily pierced with a sharp knife).
  4. While asparagus cooks, grate lemon zest into a small bowl. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Use the back of a spoon to press out extra juice and remove pits. Add mayonnaise, parsley, pepper and salt. Stir well and set aside.
  5. When the asparagus is tender, remove from pot. Place asparagus in a serving bowl. Drizzle lemon sauce evenly over the asparagus. Serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    25
  • Carbohydrates:    5g
  • Total Fat:    0g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0g
  • Dietary Fiber:    2g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    0%
  • Sodium:    100 mg
  • Protein:    2g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe adapted from Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.



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