Asparagus with orange and basil dip recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 155 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Enjoy tender spring asparagus with this simple creamy dip for a healthy veggie snack or starter.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Arrange the asparagus in a roasting tin in a single layer and drizzle over the olive oil. Season well, then roast in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the asparagus is just tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mix all the dip ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Cover and chill until needed. Top with a little extra shredded basil and serve alongside the warm roasted asparagus for dipping, or put the spears on a serving plate and drizzle it over.
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  • Ingredients

  • 2 bunches asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • For the dip

  • 4 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped basil, plus extra to serve
  • 1 orange, finely zested, plus 1 tbsp juice
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  • Energy 644kj 155kcal 8%
  • Fat 10.4g 15%
  • Saturates 1.4g 7%
  • Sugars 7.4g 8%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8.2g Protein 5.1g Fibre 4g

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