Asparagus with Bechamel Sauce

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Total Time
13 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
3 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Our low-fat cream sauce is packed with protein and fiber from beans and tofu. It's delicious over vegetables, grilled meats or seafood.

Ingredients

canned white beans

15 oz, drained, 1/2 cup of bean liquid reserved

silken tofu

4 oz, about 1/2 cup

uncooked onion(s)

1 small, halved

ground nutmeg

tsp, or to taste

table salt

tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, or to taste

uncooked asparagus

1½ pound(s), spears, steamed

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine beans, reserved bean liquid, tofu and onion; blend until smooth.
  2. Spoon sauce into a small sauce pan and set over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Stir in nutmeg; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Place asparagus on a serving platter and top with sauce. Yields 1/4 of asparagus and about 1/2 cup of sauce per serving.

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