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Asparagus with Horseradish Dip

 Asparagus with Horseradish Dip
This is a great hot weather party dip. Serve asparagus on a decorative platter with lemon wedges on the side for garnish. A great flavor variation is to use chopped garlic in place of the horseradish. —Mildred Lynn Caruso, Brighton, Tennessee
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 32 fresh asparagus spears (about 2 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Place asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1
  • in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 2-4 minutes or
  • until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place in ice water. Drain
  • and pat dry.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Serve with
  • asparagus. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 2 asparagus spears with 1 tablespoon dip equals 63 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.