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Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

With its fresh taste and minimal prep work, I'm sure you'll love this easy asparagus recipe. —Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey
Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition 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.

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