Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce Recipe
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Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce Recipe

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With its fresh taste and minimal prep work, I'm sure you'll love this easy asparagus recipe. —Patricia Swart, Bridgeton, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • Dash salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 83 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine olive oil and flour. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice, tarragon and salt. Serve with asparagus. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p63

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simplysophied User ID: 7149793 185546
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"This recipe is easy to make, and a great way to add variety to your asparagus."

rlittleb User ID: 1073573 185555
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"My husband and I both enjoyed this recipe a lot. Definitely a keeper."

gypsymal User ID: 1286377 118854
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"The flavor was beautiful. I had it as an accompaniment to the Pork Chops with Apricot Sauce along with potato Pirogues."

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