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Asparagus with a Lemon-Garlic Dip

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Asparagus with Lemon-Garlic Dip

I know this is asparagus, and vegetables can be really boring. BUT this beautiful green asparagus, which happens to be my favorite veg, comes with incredible healthy lemon garlic sauce! It’s made with coconut milk and its absolutely fabulous. If you’re anything like me, and trying to slim down a bit for Summer, but loooove snacking, and I REALLY love it, sometimes I’m perfectly okay snacking on vegetables, (15 year old me is going “WHAAAA?!”, then you’ll love this.

Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Sauce

I call this a dip, because I literally sat there, dunking my asparagus in this lemony, garlicky, goodness. I mean, why not? We dip tons of other vegetables in dip when we make veggie platters and such, who ever thought it was a good idea to leave out asparagus? Not me. So I’m adding it. This is so light and refreshing, crunchy, citrusy, creamy, it has a sliiight hint of coconut, and is simply delicious.

Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Sauce

This will be perfect for BBQ’sĀ  and parties this Summer! To serve, you could just drizzle the sauce directly over the asparagus and get to crunchin’! Now come back Friday for something sweet! šŸ˜‰ Life is all about balance!

Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Sauce

Asparagus with Lemon-Garlic Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: PT2-4M

Total Time: 20 minutes

Asparagus with Lemon-Garlic Dip

Wonderful, bright, crunchy asparagus, dipped into a tangy and citrusy Lemon Garlic Sauce!

Ingredients

    For the Lemon Garlic Sauce
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 a large lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and grated
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients in the lemon garlic sauce.
  2. Set In fridge until ready to serve.
  3. Fill a large pot and heat to boiling. Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water.
  4. Once the water is boiling, toss in your trimmed asparagus, half of the bunch at a time.
  5. Allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes, until its bright green, then remove and immediately soak them in the ice water to stop the cooking process.
  6. Remove and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Repeat until all your asparagus are ready!

Lemon Garlic Sauce Adapted From: 101 Cookbooks

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13 Comments

  • Reply Tracey

    I’ve been eating asparagus like it’s my job lately, I never want asparagus season to end! I usually just roast mine and eat it as is, but I love this idea for dipping! The sauce sounds delicious šŸ™‚

    April 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      OMG I can’t get enough either!! Ive been roasting it, grilling it…I could eat a whole bunch by myself! haha I wish it was in season year round! šŸ˜› Thanks!

      April 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Cassie | Bake Your Day

    I love this sauce, Alaina! Asparagus is my favorite!!

    April 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you so much! I LOVE it too, its my all time favorite veg!!

      April 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    I love how light and fresh this sauce is!!!

    April 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    I don’t snack on veggies nearly often enough. This dip sounds TASTY and I love asparagus, so I’m glad to see this! Hopefully it will motivate me into some healthy, green snacks

    April 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Julia

    I am actually not a huge fan of asparagus but with this lemon garlic dip I might be able to eat a whole plate! Lemon makes everything taste better. šŸ™‚

    April 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Totallly does! I couldn’t agree more!

      April 25, 2013 at 1:50 am
  • Reply Anne @The Cooking Campaign

    YUM! I love asparagus. Normally I just roast them and drizzle with lemon, but good lord does that dip look good!

    April 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha thank you! That is generally how I usually just make it too! Classic and so good!

      April 25, 2013 at 1:50 am
  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    I feel like it is asparagus day because I keep seeing asparagus recipes! The dip looks so good. I think I could actually put it on everything! lol

    April 25, 2013 at 4:18 am
    • Reply Alaina

      I know! I keep seeing them too1 Tis’ the season! šŸ˜› I could totally use this dip on other things too! So refreshing!

      April 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply claire @ the realistic nutritionist

    Asparagus is my favorite food, ever.

    April 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm
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