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Asparagus with Lime and Ginger


"Definitely a different take on asparagus."
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20 m servings 219 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 1/2 pounds asparagus)


  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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Delicious and makes for a delightful summer treat.

I used olive oil instead of vegetable was delicious!

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

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

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.

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!

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

This is delicious. It works well without the cilantro if you don't have any on hand. Just be careful not to overlook the asparagus. I'm going to try this with other green vegetables.

Delicious! Who knew asparagus and lime were such complementary flavors?!? I prepared the recipe exactly as written, except instead of vegetable oil I used olive oil, and I probably used about ...