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Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce

With its fresh taste and minimal prep work, I'm sure you'll love this easy asparagus recipe. —Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • Dash salt


  • Place asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine olive oil and flour. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice, tarragon and salt. Serve with asparagus.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 83 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • tcarver
    Feb 26, 2020

    I could eat this all day long. It was wonderful just as instructed.

  • simplysophied
    Mar 30, 2013

    This recipe is easy to make, and a great way to add variety to your asparagus.

  • maritab
    Feb 26, 2013

    No comment left

  • rlittleb
    Jun 18, 2011

    My husband and I both enjoyed this recipe a lot. Definitely a keeper.

  • gypsymal
    Apr 8, 2010

    The flavor was beautiful. I had it as an accompaniment to the Pork Chops with Apricot Sauce along with potato Pirogues.