Asparagus with Wasabi Mayonnaise
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Asparagus with Wasabi Mayonnaise


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes


  • Two-three cups baby aragula or baby spinach leaves
  • Two bunches fresh asparagus

For wasabi mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Two egg yolks
  • cup olive oil
  • Two teaspoons wasabi paste to taste
  • Two scallions (spring onions) green part only, thinly sliced
  • Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Wash asparagus with water and snap off or trim the woody base. Place in the steamer basket or bamboo steamer.
  2. Partially pour the pot or wok with water and bring to a rapid simmer. Make sure the steamer does not touch the water.
  3. Put the steamer over water, cover and steam for 5-10 minutes until asparagus is tender.
  4. Drop the asparagus into cold water to stop cooking.
  5. Arrange asparagus on arugula leaves.
  6. To make wasabi mayonnaise, mix egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a blender and process until smooth.
  7. While the blender is running, add oil in a thin stream gradually until mixture begins to thicken.
  8. Stir in wasabi, mixing well until no lumps remain.
  9. Serve as a salad with wasabi mayonnaise spread over and garnished with scallions.