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Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce Recipe

Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

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

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

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

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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