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Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

I have a confession to make–we ate these asparagus spears with our fingers. Yep, we ate all of these delicious asparagus spears with our hands and dipped them in the tastiest lemon-garlic aioli for dinner last night, and I don’t feel guilty about it. I served this new favorite side dish with some pan-roasted chicken thighs and some creamy mashed potatoes and gravy – it was a delicious and comforting meal after a long weekend of working in our yard.  These asparagus spears with lemon-garlic aioli worked well as a side dish but it would also be a great appetizer or party snack. Fun to eat and tasty! This recipe came together in less than 15 minutes and it tasted amazing – we all LOVED it!

Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

How to Make Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Make the aioli by combining the mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegar, minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined then place into the refrigerator to allow flavors to mingle.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and coat with olive oil cooking spray. Toss the asparagus spears with a drizzle of garlic olive oil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place the asparagus into the grill pan and cook for 4 minutes then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until tender.

Place the asparagus spears on a serving plate with the aioli served on the side or drizzle directly on top, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Sides
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • Lemon-Garlic Aioli:
  • cup mayonnaise
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon or more if desired
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper taste

  • Other Ingredients:
  • Asparagus spears wooden ends removed
  • Garlic olive oil to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste; mix until well combined. Set aside to allow flavors to mingle.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and coat with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Toss the asparagus spears with a drizzle of garlic olive oil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place the asparagus into the grill pan and cook for 4 minutes then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  • Place the asparagus spears on a serving plate with the aioli served on the side or drizzle directly on top, if desired.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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8 Comments

  1. Good dish! And it’s fun to eat asparagus with your fingers, isn’t it? By far the easiest way! Good stuff — thanks.

  2. What a cool way to eat asparagus. I like the idea of dipping them in a garlic sauce. Way to go Pam.

  3. lemon and asparagus do go so well together, and this is a brilliant way to pair them!

  4. 5 stars
    This was the best sauce we’ve ever made! Yum

    1. Kim,

      I am so glad you like it!

      -Pam