Asparagus with Alioli

White asparagus is a versatile ingredient that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Its subtle flavor and tender texture make it an excellent choice for a wide range of dishes. One classic preparation is to serve it with alioli, a traditional Spanish garlic sauce. In this recipe, we will combine these two ingredients to create a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to impress your guests.


1 can of white asparagus
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Make the alioli. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, egg yolk, salt, and black pepper. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and emulsifies. Stir in the lemon juice to add a tangy flavor.

To serve, arrange the asparagus on a platter and drizzle with the alioli. You can also serve the sauce on the side for dipping. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or a few slices of lemon, if desired.To make a meal of it, we like to serve the asparagus with some ham and potatoes.


  • Be sure to whisk the alioli vigorously while adding the olive oil to ensure that it emulsifies properly. If the mixture separates, you can try whisking in another egg yolk to bring it back together.
  • You can also add other flavors to the alioli, such as smoked paprika or chopped fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro.
  • To make this dish even more decadent, you can top the asparagus with grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled bacon before drizzling with the alioli.

In conclusion, this white asparagus and alioli recipe is an easy and delicious way to enjoy this classic vegetable. It is important to use good quality asparagus, as the cheaper varities tend to be on the mushy side and with less flavour. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, you can create a dish that is sure to impress your guests and delight your taste buds! Que aproveche!