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Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

 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
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

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

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. Yield:
  • 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 183 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.