Asparagus with Saffron-Garlic Mayonnaise
2 pounds asparagus, woody stems removed
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, minced
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until it is crisp-tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and rinse the asparagus under cold water. Place the asparagus on a serving platter and set aside.
2. In a small heatproof bowl, heat the 1/4 cup of water in the microwave for about 20 seconds until it is steaming. Add the saffron threads and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise and garlic. Stir in the saffron and water.
4. Drizzle the mayonnaise over the asparagus and serve.
Serving Size: about 7 spears with mayonnaise
This recipe serves: 6