Recipe: Asparagus with Wasabi Dip

Dips + Sauces Recipes, Vegetable Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

This recipe makes a beautiful and healthy party appetizer or a great everyday snack. Blanched asparagus is just barely cooked so it retains its fresh green color and crispness. This healthy wasabi dip is full of flavor and makes a tasty creamy dip! Bring something new and different to the table with this zippy appetizer that also makes a healthy afternoon snack. Serve this zesty wasabi dip along with any assorted vegetables of your choice.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 serving(s)


  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • 3 lb's asparagus - thin to medium size, blanched*


  1. Trim tips off asparagus and blanch asparagus. To blanch asparagus, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Submerge asparagus in water for 1 minute. Remove from water and dip in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  2. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, soy sauce, agave nectar, lemon juice and wasabi paste.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to combine flavors.
  4. Serve with chilled blanched asparagus or other assorted veggies.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 109

Protein: 6 gram(s)

Fat: 6 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 12 gram(s)

Fiber: 5 gram(s)

Sugar: 5 gram(s)

Sodium: 272 milligram(s)

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