Asparagus with Orange Sauce Recipe
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Asparagus with Orange Sauce Recipe

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Special enough for company, this dish suggested by field editor Cathee Bethel of Lebanon, Oregon has the inspiring taste of spring. "The light, creamy orange sauce makes asparagus a treat for the whole family," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Orange slices and additional orange peel, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 44 calories, 45 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 6 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Place asparagus and a small amount of water in a skillet; bring to a boil. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, orange juice, peel and cayenne. Drain asparagus; top with orange sauce. Garnish with orange slices and peel if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus with Orange Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p16

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 44 calories, 45 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 6 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2008

"Quite tasty, I used fat free mayo and vanilla yogurt."

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