Asperge Violette: Violet Asparagus With Hollandaise Sauce
15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
8 ingredients
4 servings
A springtime treat in France, violet asparagus - gently steamed and then served with hollandaise sauce, divine! All that is needed to accompany this seasonal delicacy is crusty bread and chilled white wine. There are several ways of making this classic French sauce, I give you a very simple method here, and this recipe is well behaved enough to stay warm for up to 30 minutes! There are three types of cultivated asparagus: white, violet and green. The exposure time of asparagus to sunlight determines its colour – under sunlight the white asparagus turns first violet and then green. The cultivation methods applied determine the colour. Green asparagus for example is grown above ground and tastes most similar to the “original” wild asparagus. I like to sprinkle fresh violets from the garden on my asparagus - violets are edible and even if you do not eat them, they make a beautiful garnish! Serves 4 as an appetiser and 2 to 3 as a light meal.

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Serving Size (175.05 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 430.03 Calories from Fat 415.17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46.13g 283.9%
Saturated Fat 29.17g 583.45%
Trans Fat 1.86g %
Cholesterol 121.9mg 162.54%
Sodium 366.89mg 61.15%
Total Carbohydrate 4.69g 6.25%
Dietary Fiber 2.39 g 38.28%
Sugars 2.26 g %
Protein 2.99g 23.92%
Vitamin A 2274.46IU% Vitamin C 7.78mg%
Calcium 41.05mg% Iron 2.44mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lemon wedge, fresh, large egg yolks, hot water, salt and pepper