Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Basil Yogurt Sauce

By: Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH

Asparagus spears ready to be cookedAsparagus is a great anti-aging and detox our system vegetable. It is high in potassium, vitamin A, folate and glutathione. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that protect cells from free radicals.

  • 1 Pound asparagus spears
  • ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Cook in boiling water to cover 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Immediately put asparagus into ice water; drain.
  2. Combine yogurt and remaining ingredients. Serve over asparagus.

Serves 4 (serving size: ¼ of asparagus and 2 tablespoons of sauce).

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Asparagus spears ready to be cooked