Cold Asparagus in Lemon Garlic Dressing

I just love asparagus, but the family gets tired of the same old, same old. I usually roast mine with a bit of olive oil in the oven, but because this asparagus is served cold, we’ve steamed it instead.


2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
About 2 dozen fresh asparagus spears, woody bases snapped off and discarded

How to Make It:

Make this one an hour or two in advance, so the asparagus is completely cooled.

In a small bowl, combine garlic, buttermilk, sour cream and lemon peel. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

I have a microwave steamer from Tupperware that I absolutely love and with it, I steam the asparagus for about 8 minutes. Use your preferred steaming method and cook until tender-crisp.

Rinse the asparagus with cold water.  Cover and chill until serving time.

When you’re ready to serve it, toss asparagus with lemon garlic mixture.

Garlic for Cold Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic

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