"My newfound taste for asparagus has given me something new to create with. Here is one of the first, a great side with any meal!" — Christine
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thin asparagus spears, tough ends snapped
extra-virgin olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
chopped fresh cilantro
light butter, melted
fat-free sour cream
small lemon, juiced
I did not grill these--I did roast the asparagus in the oven only because the weather hasn't been great and I could not wait to try these. I did not use light butter, just regular salted butter. I also used reduced fat sour cream because that was what I had on hand. I thought this was fantastic. The drizzle over the top really made the roasted asparagus even better. This has got to be one of the best asparagus recipes I've ever had.
Cilantro added a nice taste, but found the lemon too strong. Sauce also cooled off asparagus so it didn't remain hot for too long.
Best asparagus ever! I skipped the boiling part and just through the asparagus on the grill. Worked great. This sauce is seriously amazing, I was dipping my pork in it too. I added a bit of lemon zest to it too for a more intense lemon flavor. Thanks for the recipe, it'll be used often:)
YUM:) I love asparagus, cilantro and lemon AND I'm a big fan of grilling veggies so when I saw this recipe I just knew I had to try it and boy am I glad I did! Thanks soo much for sharing:)
This is much bigger than the fact this is an asparagus side dish recipe. It really is the sauce that is the versatile star of the show! While this was delicious on the asparagus, I can imagine it would be just as good on any number of things - vegetables, potatoes, or any savory dish you'd use sour cream. Fresh, light and creamy with just the right amount of cilantro herbiness. And even with that, I would imagine this would also be very good with the herb(s) of your choice. This unique recipe has many interesting possibilities and variations. (Note: Steaming the asparagus on the grill wrapped in foil is sufficient. The initial step of cooking the asparagus in boiling water isn't necessary)
At first I thought the sauce would be tart, not so. It was very mild, a bit reminiscient of a ranch dressing but a pop of zestiness from the cilantro. The sauce MAKES the asparagus!
I loved this and I don't even like sour cream!
This cilantro lemon butter is a star that went right into my recipe box! Perfect on the asparagus AND our grilled Yukon gold potato side too!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grilled Asparagus with Cilantro Lemon Butter
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 59
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