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Young Asparagus with Lemon Dipping Sauce

Asparagus is one of the earliest vegetables to come to us in the spring, so I knew I had to add this to our list of spring side dishes. Welcome to Our Dinner Table, hosted by Christie Campbell of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures.

This dish requires young asparagus, about the thickness of a pencil. You eat this with your fingers so those young stalks disappear in one or two bites.  Dipped into the lemon sauce, you can't stop yourself!  Perfect for a patio snack during these cooler spring days!

One day I am going to start my own asparagus bed.  I have tried in the past, but I haven't really educated myself on what to do to be successful.  Any tips out there?  Pass them on.  Bucket List!

Yield: 32

Young Asparagus with Lemon Dipping Sauce

Fresh and lemony dipping sauce for blanched asparagus
prep time: 10 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 40 mins


  • 1/2 c mayo
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T white wine vinegar
  • 1 T fresh minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
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  1. It is almost asparagus season and I cannot wait! This is a lovely dish. Asparagus always makes me think of Easter!

  2. You will be surprised to know that I have never had asparagus. 🙈 Not sure if it is available here. But after reading through the lemon dipping recipe I will try. 😊

  3. I think this is something my kids would enjoy :)

  4. Wow--how to make asparagus even more fun! And I've been wanting to plant my own bed too!

  5. This dipping sauce sounds delicious. It's perfect with the asparagus.

  6. Asparagus is one of those sides I look forward to eating come Spring-time. The dipping sauce sounds so delicious!

  7. What a lovely dipping sauce! I love lemon and asparagus, and this sounds so good!

  8. We eat a ton of asparagus in our home and this dippingdauce looks amazing. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  9. Unfortunalely asparagus isn't something my family enjoys. Wish they did. For those that love asparagus this would be really great dish.

  10. This is a great idea! I want this dipping sauce!

  11. simple is best and I can't wait to try this!

  12. We usually cook asparagus with just butter. I'll definitely try your recipe.

  13. We have asparagus in our refrigerator waiting to be eaten. I want to make this sauce for it, thanks!!

  14. So many asparagus recipes today! I can't wait to try this dipping sauce with green beans. No offense to asparagus but it's not my fave. But I still love that dipping sauce.

  15. I love cooking asparagus with lemon, but I never thought to serve it with dipping sauce like a finger food! What a great idea.

  16. I haven't tasted asparagus yet .Your recipe is motivating me to try it out.

  17. My 2 year old would devour this. She loves asparagus and lemon (and dipping all the things) just like her mama! I'll have to make this soon!

  18. What a beautiful spring side dish! I love the idea of serving a sauce with it!

  19. Simple to prepare and its a healthy snacks! Oh boy I must do this again this weekend for our Netflicks marathon.

  20. This looks so good! Asparagus at the grocery store has been calling my name. We are grilling salmon this weekend and I think this asparagus and dipping sauce would go wonderfully with it.


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