Roasted asparagus is delicious drizzled with a sauce inspired by Caesar salad dressing. Low-fat mayonnaise makes the sauce creamy without a lot of extra calories or fat. Dress up the dish with chopped hard-boiled eggs or leave them out if you're in a hurry.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009




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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Toss asparagus with oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread on a baking sheet and roast, stirring once halfway through, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Combine mayonnaise, Parmesan, water, anchovies, garlic and lemon juice in a small bowl. To serve, drizzle the asparagus with the sauce and top with hard-boiled egg (if using).


Tip: To hard-boil eggs, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 10.5g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 3g; fat 5g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 5.4mg; vitamin a iu 2027.9IU; vitamin c 16.9mg; folate 296.3mcg; calcium 84.3mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 31mg; potassium 465mg; sodium 277.2mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Made this for Sunday dinner whole family arrived(19) thankfully I had lots of asparagus.they were taking off the plate as i walked to the husband asks for this at least 3 x a week Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The Sauce was good just make sure you don't put in a lot of garlic. I used a small amount and it was overpowered! but other wise it was pretty good and quick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely Delicious Sauce We loved this recipe! I halved this recipe did not use salt achovies or hard boiled egg. BUT I did use the whole garlic clove & we didn't find the garlic overpowering at all. To top it off it was valentine's day:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
wow! YUM! My parents were coming over for dinner and I waited until the last minute to start cooking. This was so easy and quick to make and turned out so delicious. The sauce was decadent and something different - probably the best way I've had asparagus ever! I omitted the hard-boiled egg because my mom can't stand them but other than that I made it just as described and can't wait to make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Refreshing light and lemony I wowed my guests with this addition to my menu of dirty martini steak kabobs for our summer dinner party. I opted to skip the egg and anchovies keeping the recipe simple and light enough not to overpower my main course. This was a perfect topping to compliment the asparagus. I had requests for a repeat of this dish by my family. Prepare as suggested and enjoy! Pros: Easy to prepare Read More