Asparagus with Lemon-Herb Dressing

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 1h 15m

Makes 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup part-skim, no-salt ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon no-salt Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon, finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine or tarragon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallots
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed, blanched and chilled


Place the ricotta cheese, yogurt, stock, mustard, pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl and whisk together until smooth.

Add the parsley, chives, tarragon and shallots. Mix well. Chill 1 hour.

Arrange the asparagus spears on a serving platter or individual plates. Pour the dressing over the asparagus.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 3907

nutrition information per serving

57 calories; 2g total fat; 5mg cholesterol; 52mg sodium; 8g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 5g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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