Creamy Herb Dressing Recipe
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Creamy Herb Dressing Recipe

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This dressing for vegetables is so easy, I make it the night before Thanksgiving to save time. We like it over asparagus, but try serving it with green beans or broccoli for an equally delicious and eye-pleasing side dish. -Brigitte Hinz, Sun City, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 can (2 ounces) anchovy fillets, drained, optional
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

Nutritional Facts

5 asparagus spears with 2 tablespoons dressing equals 167 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of water for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well. Spoon dressing over asparagus. Refrigerate leftover dressing. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/2 cups dressing).
Originally published as Creamy Herb Dressing in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p29

Nutritional Facts

5 asparagus spears with 2 tablespoons dressing equals 167 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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