This is an easy, delicious spread that adults and kids love. It's a staple at my family's parties, showers, and luncheons. Spread on white sandwich bread or party rolls (or serve with crackers or plain pita chips).

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mash asparagus in bowl; pour off any remaining liquid. Mix in the cream cheese, almonds, mayonnaise, and onion until thoroughly blended. Cover, and refrigerate until serving.

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Cook's Notes

Use low fat mayonnaise and Neufchatel cream cheese to reduce fat and calories. Splurge on more expensive brands of canned asparagus to get more tips and fewer stems.

Nutrition Facts

58.5 calories; 1.4 g protein; 1 g carbohydrates; 10.9 mg cholesterol; 68.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2009
I decided to try this dip just as a prelude to the lasagna. It was really good. My cajun roots are prominent so I had to add a little bit of seasoning just a pinch of red pepper made it even better. It's a very mild and interesting flavor. I had it with crackers Fritos Scoops and everyone prferred the Scoops for the hint of salt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2010
Sounded quite bland so I would use equal parts of cream cheese sour cream and mayo and I would also use a package of dry Knorr cream of leek soup and of course the Asparagus omit the onion I made this and I cut out the center of a pumpernickle bread hollowed it out the bread and and cubed the remains and used the bread as the bowl nice mild dip Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2009
I decided to try this dip just as a prelude to the lasagna. It was really good. My cajun roots are prominent so I had to add a little bit of seasoning just a pinch of red pepper made it even better. It's a very mild and interesting flavor. I had it with crackers Fritos Scoops and everyone prferred the Scoops for the hint of salt. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2009
This was really good. I had to use minced garlic in place of the onion. Very simple to make and delicious to taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
I used FF cream cheese organic almonds and low-fat mayonnaise. I also added 1 tsp. of Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute. Off the charts yummy. I spread a few thin smears on cukes for me and spread it on bread with ham to make sandwiches for the kids. HUGE hit. This is SO a keeper. It really was off the charts yummy. NOTE: I bet this would be good with jarred artichoke hearts too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
I really like this but it would not be for everybody. It is bland. I added finely chopped red onion and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to it and felt this helped it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
Followed the recipe exactly except I couldn't find a can of just asparagus tips but that didn't seem to matter because the recipe was still a hit at my party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
This was one of the few things I really craved when I was pregnant. It is sooo good! I made it with lots of red onion and fresh steamed asparagus. I ate it on just about anything - crackers celery sticks toasted bagels baked potatoes. Delicious! Thanks so much kpaigel! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2010
Sounded quite bland so I would use equal parts of cream cheese sour cream and mayo and I would also use a package of dry Knorr cream of leek soup and of course the Asparagus omit the onion I made this and I cut out the center of a pumpernickle bread hollowed it out the bread and and cubed the remains and used the bread as the bowl nice mild dip Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
cool everyone loved it even the kids Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2011
I'd give it 4 stars for being somewhat bland but it gets 5 for a dip you don't have to dip veggies in to get your veggies. Added a dash of S & P & cayenne maybe next time add parmesan cheese? Great idea for something different than the same old dips: ) Read More
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