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Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip Recipe
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Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip Recipe

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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
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 peel
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 183 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain vegetables; transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with dip. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p125

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 183 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

This was DE-licious! Will definitely make it again and again.

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