Asparagus Dijon Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Fresh asparagus spears1 1⁄2 Pound
 Nonfat buttermilk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cornstarch1 Tablespoon
 Dijon mustard2 Teaspoon
 Lemon juice3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Dried tarragon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground white pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 66 Calories from Fat 14

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g2.4%

Saturated Fat 0.03 g0.16%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 288.8 mg12%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.2%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A 16.5% Vitamin C 6.7%

Calcium 5.6% Iron 10.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales from spears with a knife or vegetable peeler, if desired. Arrange asparagus in a vegetable steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Set aside, and keep warm.
2. Combine buttermilk and cornstarch in a saucepan; stir well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in mustard and remaining ingredients. Spoon over asparagus. Serve immediately.