Asparagus with Lime and Ginger Recipe -
Asparagus with Lime and Ginger Recipe
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Asparagus with Lime and Ginger

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"Definitely a different take on asparagus."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 pounds asparagus Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Pour about 1 inch of water into the bottom half of a steamer pan set, and place over medium heat. Place the asparagus in the top half of the steamer pan set; steam until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the asparagus and arrange on a serving platter.
  2. Whisk the lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, ginger, and sugar together in a bowl; stream the vegetable oil into the mixture while whisking. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over the asparagus.
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Aug 23, 2010

Delicious and makes for a delightful summer treat.

Nov 17, 2010

I used olive oil instead of vegetable was delicious!

Dec 07, 2011

Has a delicate flavor that enhances the asparagus without overpowering it.

Feb 20, 2013

I use a similar recipe all the time but I toss the aparagus in the oil and seasonings, put it on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for about 8-10 minutes. It is much better, the seasoning permeates the asparagus while it cooks.

Apr 15, 2012

Made this an hour ahead and put the dressing on after arranging the asparagus in a fancy pie dish. Slipped it in the fridge and served it COLD - YUMMY

Oct 10, 2011

This was really good. I roasted the asparagus but that takes some more oil so the end result was a little more oil than I normally like so next time I will steam them.

Sep 27, 2011

WOW this was a different take on asparagus, I think the dressing was almost like a pesto, in fact...if I make it again, I'm going to turn the dressing into a pesto. Thanks for sharing!

May 04, 2011

This was super tasty and went really well with Wasabi Mayo Salmon!


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  • Calories
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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