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Asparagus with Lemony Dressing

Categories: Entertaining, Low-fat, Party Snacks, Quick to fix
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Lemons lend a tart and refreshing flavor to this simple dish.

Prep Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 10M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus, about 12oz (350g), tough ends trimmed
  • handful of wild arugula leaves

For the lemony dressing

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  1. First, make the dressing. Put the olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl, and whisk until blended. Whisk in the sugar and mayonnaise, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the asparagus in boiling salted water for 2-3 minutes, or until tender.
  3. To serve, place the asparagus on the arugula leaves, and dress liberally with the dressing. Serve at once.
  • You will need to give the dressing a final whisk just before serving. For a lower-fat version, omit the mayonnaise.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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