Asparagus with Honey Garlic Sauce

Each of the flavors in this dish are bold and distinct, but when combined they create a harmony of taste – and honey plays a predominant role. Honey’s naturally occurring organic acids enhance and balance the flavors of other ingredients.

Asparagus with Honey-Garlic Sauce


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup dark ale or dark beer
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Add asparagus to boiling, salted water (about 1 inch) and cook, covered, about 2 minutes or until barely tender. Drain.
  2. Combine mustard, ale, honey, garlic, thyme and salt; mix well.
  3. Pour over cooked asparagus.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: National Honey Board