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Asparagus with walnut mayonnaise

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for asparagus with walnut mayonnaise from Lyle's, London.

  • 5 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Asparagus with walnut mayonnaise
"Asparagus spears with walnut mayo, which I had at Lyle's in east London, made an awesome combination. Could you ask for the recipe, please? "
Josie Wingate, Piccadilly, SA
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  • 1 egg yolk
  • 15 gm Dijon mustard
  • 150 ml olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 150 ml grapeseed oil
  • 60 gm toasted walnuts
  • 85 gm pickled walnuts, plus 50ml of the pickling liquid
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 20 asparagus spears


  • 1
    Combine egg yolk and Dijon mustard in a small food processor, season and process while slowly pouring in oils until thickened (5-6 minutes). Add toasted and pickled walnuts and vinegar and process until just combined; there should still be some texture in the mayonnaise.
  • 2
    Heat a char-grill or pan over medium-high heat. Lightly brush asparagus with oil and grill, turning occasionally, until cooked all over (3-5 minutes). Serve hot with walnut mayonnaise.