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Do you happen to have some asparagus and half an hour to spare? Then, you are going to love this delicious roasted asparagus dip! It is garlicky and packed with roasted asparagus, making it a great summer appetizer! Let’s dip into it!

Roasted Asparagus Dip

⭐️ Why You Should Try It

  • Great use for leftover asparagus. Don’t know what to do with all that asparagus you have? Give this recipe a shot! It’s a great way to utilize your extra asparagus and create a delicious side dish or appetizer.
  • Super tasty. You won’t believe how incredible this dip tastes! It has a delicate asparagus flavor with a buttery texture. And the best part is it’s versatile. You can easily customize it to suit your taste by adding more garlic, spices, or chili for a spicy version.
  • A crowd-pleaser at any party. We served this dip multiple times as an appetizer, and it has been a favorite among everyone who has tried it. It’s the perfect party dip for any occasion!

📘 What is Asparagus

Asparagus is a springtime vegetable that can be easily identified by its long, slender, pointy spears. It’s commonly grilled, steamed, or roasted. Asparagus is a versatile ingredient and pairs well with other spring veggies and flavors for a delicious and healthy meal.

Roasted Asparagus Dip

🌿 Ingredient Notes

Here is what you will need to make this delicious plant-based dip:

  • Green asparagus – I like to use fresh, local asparagus when it is in season. However, you could substitute frozen or canned asparagus when fresh asparagus isn’t available.
  • Raw cashewsRaw cashews bring richness and creaminess to this dip. They have a neutral flavor, making them perfect for this recipe.
  • Nutritional yeast – It brings a hint of cheesiness and umami.
  • Garlic – Use fresh garlic for a robust and distinct flavor. I advise against using dried garlic.
  • Lime juice – To enhance the dip with a vibrant citrus flavor. You could also try adding some lemon zest for extra flavor.
  • Salt and pepper – To season.
  • Oil – For more richness. Use a neutral oil like canola or grapeseed oil.

🥣 How to Make It

1. Roast the asparagus

  1. Clean the asparagus. Wash the asparagus under cold water and pat them dry.
  2. Trim them. Using a sharp knife, cut off the ends of the asparagus (about 1 inch) and discard them.
  3. Roast. Transfer the trimmed asparagus to the baking sheet and drizzle with the oil. Add the salt and toss to coat. Roast the asparagus for about 14 minutes or until the base of the asparagus can easily be pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
Roasted Asparagus Dip

2. Blend

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Add the soaked and drained cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, lime juice, salt, ground black pepper, water, and roasted asparagus to a blender.
  2. Blend. Blend on high speed for 10-20 seconds or until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.

📔 Tips

  • Adjust the baking time. The roasting time will depend on the thickness of the asparagus. If your asparagus is very thin, I recommend checking them after about 10 minutes.
  • Reserve a couple of roasted asparagus. Before blending, reserve some asparagus, cut them into bite-size pieces, and use them as a topping for your dip later!
  • Adjust the consistency to your liking. Depending on your preferences, you can make the dip more chunky or super smooth by adjusting the blending time.

🌶 Variations

Here are a few ideas on how you can customize this dip:

  • Make it spicy: Add 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder or 1/4 of a Thai chili before blending.
  • Make it herby: Add fresh herbs such as parsley, cilantro, or rosemary for brightness and freshness.
  • Add dried tomatoes: For extra texture and a hint of sweetness, stir chopped sun-dried tomatoes into the dip.

🍟 What to Serve It With

You can enjoy this dip either warm or chilled. Pair it up with crunchy raw veggies such as bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, or chips like tortilla chips, potato chips, pita chips, or nachos. It is also great with bread or crackers.

❄️ Storing and Freezing

  • To store: This roasted asparagus dip will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To freeze: Transfer the dip to a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
Roasted Asparagus Dip

💬 FAQ

Can I bake asparagus with an air fryer?

Yes. You can air-fry the asparagus for 7-8 minutes in a 400°F (200°C) preheated air fryer.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! This dip tastes just as good on day three as on day one.

My dip is too thick. What can I do?

Add more water until it reaches the desired consistency. You can then adjust the saltiness accordingly.

This asparagus dip is a must-try! It’s creamy, flavorful, and incredibly easy to make. The asparagus flavor is there without being overpowering, thanks to the addition of cashews. It’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser at any party or gathering.

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Roasted Asparagus Dip
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Recipe
Roasted Asparagus Dip

Roasted Asparagus Dip

5 from 1 vote
Author: Thomas Pagot
This roasted asparagus dip is garlicky, creamy, and packed with roasted asparagus, making it a great summer appetizer! Serve it with raw veggies or tortilla chips!
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 15 minutes
Total Time : 25 minutes
Servings 1.25 cup (3 servings)
Calories 369 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 18 ounces green asparagus
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt add more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Clean the asparagus. Wash the asparagus under cold water and pat them dry. Using a sharp knife, cut off the ends of the asparagus (about 1 inch) and discard them.
  • Roast. Transfer the trimmed asparagus to the baking sheet and drizzle with the oil. Add the salt and toss to coat. Roast the asparagus for about 14 minutes or until the base of the asparagus can easily be pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Add the soaked and drained cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, lime juice, salt, ground black pepper, water, and roasted asparagus to a blender.
  • Blend. Blend on high speed for 10-20 seconds or until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
  • Serve warm with raw vegetables (carrots are great) or tortilla chips. Alternatively, this dip can also be served chilled, the asparagus flavor will be a bit less dominant.
  • This asparagus dip will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

  • Adjust the baking time. The roasting time will depend on the thickness of the asparagus. If your asparagus is very thin, I recommend checking them after about 10 minutes.
  • Reserve a couple of roasted asparagus. Before blending, reserve some asparagus, cut them into bite-size pieces, and use them as a topping for your dip later!
  • Adjust the consistency to your liking. Depending on your preferences, you can make the dip more chunky or super smooth by adjusting the blending time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 369 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.4 g | Protein: 11.9 g | Fat: 28.1 g | Saturated Fat: 5.3 g | Sodium: 401 mg | Potassium: 658 mg | Fiber: 5.3 g | Sugar: 5.8 g | Calcium: 67 mg | Iron: 7 mg
Course : Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine : American
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