Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jul. 11, 2023
Tarragon balances the tangy flavor from lemon in the creamy sauce covering the bright-colored asparagus and green beans. I serve this as a side dish as well as an appetizer.—Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Dash pepper


  1. Place 1 in. water in a Dutch oven; add asparagus and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain vegetables; transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with dip.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 183 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.