Asparagus With Fresh Tomato Yogurt Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Looks as great as it tastes! A wonderful combination of flavors. Simple, quick and easy. Photo was shows recipe made with “grilled” asparagus.”


  • 2lbsasparagus
  • 1/3 cupplain yogurt( regular, low fat, or fat free)
  • 2tablespoonsmayonnaise( Best Foods or Hellman’s)
  • 1tablespoonlemon juice
  • 1cupdiced tomato( about 2 medium size)
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Directions

  • Cut asparagus in 2 or 3 pieces.
  • Cook in boiling salted water until just tender but still bright green* (Tip- Watch the cut surface. When the white center changes from opaque to translucent, check for doneness) Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Pat dry with paper towels.
  • While asparagus is cooking, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, tomatoes, salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Place the asparagus on a flat plate and spoon the sauce across the center.
  • Serve at room temperature.
  • Reviews

  • “This recipe was so good, specially the sauce. I made the lemon yogourt chicken as well and after baking the chicken the yogourt sauce had evaporated a bit so I poured the tomato sauce on the chicken as well as the asparagus.It was delicious.My husband does not like yogourt and he loved it.”

  • “Really good.I like the idea of having this done well in advance.I also picked up the sauce a little with some Tabasco sauce.Will do again.”

  • “Lorac, this is truly wonderful. I sort of turned my nose up at first, but thought, why not. And I am glad I did. This has a very pleasing flavor. I will make it again. Thanks.”

  • “I liked this a lot, especially the yogurt sauce.I also grilled the asparagus, but your “trick” for testing for doneness was great.The sauce held up well for a day or two, but not three.”

  • “This is a fantastic recipe! Even my kids loved it. I added quite a bit of pepper to give it the hint of heat and lesson the overall sweetness.”

  • “Yummy recipe.I made it for myself thinking my boyfriend would not like it because of the yogurt and mayonnaise.But he loved it.He was so enthousiast telling me it was worth 5 stars.Thanks Lorac :)Made for PAC Spring 2010”