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Asparagus Dip

This recipe is in categories Healthy eating, Party food, Picnic, Snacks, Starters, Vegetarian
About this recipe
Healthiness : (22 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 mins to steam asparagus
Number of servings: 4-6
This is a vegetarian recipe


The asparagus season in Britain is very short. It lasts for only about six weeks from late-April to mid-June. You can get asparagus from other parts of the world all year round, but British asparagus is well worth waiting for - for its great flavour and freshness.
Ingredients

For the dip:

  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bundle asparagus
  • 90ml (6 tablespoons) Greek-style yoghurt
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For dipping:

  • 2 bundles of British asparagus for dipping
Healthier version
Low fat yoghurt will make a thinner dip and contain less fat.
Equipment
  • Tablespoon
  • Steamer
  • Knife
  • Chopping Board
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Snap the woody ends off all 3 bundles of asparagus and wash in a sink full of cold water to remove any soil and grit
  2. Steam for approximately 8 - 10 minutes, until tender
  3. Set aside 2 bundles for dipping
  4. Place a single bundle into a blender with the chopped garlic, yoghurt and salt and pepper. Blend until smooth
  5. Serve the dip with the 2 bundles of asparagus spears.  Dip a spear in and enjoy
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Asparagus Dip
Snap the woody ends off all 3 bundles of asparagus and wash in a sink full of cold water to remove...