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Asparagus with Essence of Hollandaise

Hollandaise sauce is high fat high calorie but I wanted a way to make asparagus have the flavor of it without all the junk. I played around and came up with this simple dressing.



  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • water to cook the asparagus in
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. real lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


Blanch the asparagus in the water until tender. Drain. Add olive oil or butter and toss. Gently sprinkle the lemon juice over top then add salt and pepper, toss quickly one more time. Serve right away.

Servings: 2-4
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
7-9 Minutes Cooking Time

By Shannon from Lakewood, OH

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May 31, 20130 found this helpful


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May 31, 20130 found this helpful

Wow, how could anyone vote thumbs down on this one? It sounds so good, it's easy, and it saves a lot of calories!

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