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Asparagus with Orange Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


8 servings

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.


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


  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, zest and cayenne. Drain asparagus; top with orange sauce. Garnish with orange slices and zest if desired.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 44 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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