Ginger Orange Dip w Asparagus

A unique side dish that can be the complement to anything from turkey to seafood.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 lbs. asparagus
  • 3/4 C mayonnaise
  • 3/4 C sour cream
  • 1 T distilled vinegar
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 1 T Dijon-style mustard
  • 1-1/2 T grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Snap tough ends off asparagus (peel stalks, if you like).
  • In a large skillet, bring about 1-inch of water to boiling.
  • Add asparagus and simmer, uncovered, until barely tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain and dunk in ice water until cold; drain, cover and chill until serving.
  • Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients in medium mixing bowl.
  • Transfer to serving bowl, serve with asparagus spears or cover and chill until serving.

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