This sauce is like a luscious, creamy béarnaise sauce without all the calories and fat. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2006

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  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Put asparagus in a steamer basket, cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, tarragon, lemon juice, water, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle the sauce over the asparagus. Serve warm or cold.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the sauce for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; 4.8 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 311 mg sodium. 334 mg potassium; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 4.5 g protein; 985 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 68 mcg folate; 92 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious and really easy. I use fat-free Greek yogurt reducing the calories a little. My favorite use for this sauce is the Spring Pizza here on EW's website. I leave out the tablespoon of water so it's a little thicker then spread the sauce over a pizza crust instead of the three tablespoons of olive oil called for in the pizza recipe. Adds a lot of flavor and it doesn't burn or separate. Half a recipe covers a 12-inch pizza crust (also an EW recipe) and the rest goes on top of an omelet or a side dish of steamed asparagus within the next couple of days. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a really lovely way at version of Bearnais Sauce. I used Fat free plain fromage frais instead of yogurt and it worked really well. You could serve this sauce with steak or fish as well. Read More