Serve with tortilla chips and vegetable sticks, or as a delicious accompaniment for grilled chicken or seafood.
4 cups (1 pound) cut, trimmed, fresh asparagus*
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 cup canned diced mild green chiles
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomato
- Cook asparagus in small amount of water until tender. Drain well and cool.
- In a food processor, process asparagus and next five ingredients until mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape bowl
- Remove from food processor and stir in onion and tomato.
- Chill thoroughly before serving.
Makes 4 servings.
*Or 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen cut asparagus.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 43; Calories From Fat: 3; Total Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Total Carbs: 8g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 312mg.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Asparagus Commission.