Asparagus Leek Dip is a warm and creamy spring dip filled with asparagus and Parmesan cheese. Tastes like artichoke dip, only bolder!
Snow is currently falling outside and I’m dreaming of Spring. When it comes to Spring foods, asparagus is always at the top of my list. In this rich and heavenly Asparagus Leek Dip, chopped asparagus is combined with sautéed leeks (another spring favorite!), Parmesan cheese, garlic, mayonnaise, and cream cheese to make a Spring party dip that is bound to be devoured.
Serve it with buttery crackers or toasted baguette. Both are perfect for scooping into this warm dip.
You may not immediately think dip when you think about asparagus. Artichokes are a popular addition to dips and I say, Why not asparagus too? In fact, this dip tastes very much like a hot, bubbling artichoke dip only with a slightly bolder flavor.
I’ve used fresh asparagus that I cooked just until tender, but you could also use canned asparagus. I don’t eat much canned asparagus now, but I remember loving it as a child. Back then, it seemed like a delicacy. Oh how times have changed.
Either with fresh or canned asparagus, Asparagus Leek Dip is a warm, savory dip to beckon Spring weather.
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Asparagus Leek Dip
- 1 (1-pound) bunch fresh asparagus , trimmed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 leeks, pale and light green parts, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 1-quart baking dish.
- Bring a large saucepan with about 2 inches of water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook until just tender, 1-2 minutes. Drain and put asparagus in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Drain asparagus and chop into 1/2-inch pieces.
- Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Let cool.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt.
- Transfer to a greased 1-quart baking dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes of until lightly browned on top.
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Recipe Source: adapted from Celebration Magazine
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19 thoughts on “Asparagus Leek Dip”
This looks fabulous! We have a big garden and, among lots of other vegetables, we grow leeks and have an asparagus patch. I can’t wait to try this!
Oh wow, I think I just drooling onto my keyboard – this looks amazing!
Wow, such a cool idea! I am a huge asparagus fan, so I am sure I would love this 🙂
If you love asparagus, I think this dip is for you. 🙂
Another asparagus fan here! This looks awesome…pinned!
Yum yum yum! This looks so creamy and delicious! That bread looks amazing and I love that you’re using some spring veggies 🙂
I love that you used asparagus in here, Christin! And with leeks! I can’t wait to make this dip. 🙂
I’m definitely dreaming of spring, too! I’ve had enough of this winter! I love the combination of asparagus and leeks, Christin! Looks delicious! Pinned!
Oh Christin, this dip sounds and looks delicious..it sure brings a little of Spring into the cold air…thanks for the recipe.
Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂
I’ll take any spring I can get right now. This dip is amazing! This is going to sound weird, but leeks are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with 🙂
This dip is completely calling my name!! I absolutely love asparagus!!
Such a creative idea! Looks so cheesy and perfect for a cold day!
Well I love asparagus; it means spring is on the way! This dip would be awesome to serve at Easter. 😀
Looking at the snow outside, it’s hard to believe that asparagus season is almost here! This dip looks delightful- I love the asparagus/leek combination of flavors. 🙂
Wow, this looks FANTASTIC! So cheesy and dreamy. I love that you switched up the usual spinach and artichoke combo…. asparagus and leeks sounds so good!!
I love this idea! Yes, why not use asparagus…ummmm!
What a great idea, who would have thought to add in the asparagus and I absolutely love the leeks in this dip. Looking forward to trying this one out!
This dip looks fantastic! I love the asparagus and leek combo.