The favorite spring veggie shines in these tasty seasonal pastas, sides, and more
Here’s a quick way to cook asparagus with flavorful results. If you’re making roast chicken, you can throw this in the oven
in the last 20 minutes and have both ready at the same time.
Recipe: Roasted Asparagus
This works as a side dish or a gourmet appetizer. You can spoon the sauce over each bundle, or you can serve it on the side
as shown for dipping.
Recipe: Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus
This simple side dish is a great contribution to a potluck. We suggest you keep the dressing separate until ready to serve.
Recipe: Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad
Who says risotto has to take a long time? This satisfying dish can be made in 30 minutes and works as a simple week night
dinner or a decadent meal for serving to guests.
Recipe: Asparagus Risotto
It could be breakfast or it could be lunch, but either way it’s absolutely delicious. We love it with thinly sliced prosciutto,
but crisp bacon would be good, too.
Recipe: Parmesan Toasts with Asparagus, Proscuitto, and Eggs
If you'd prefer a lighter version of this indulgent pasta recipe, you could use milk thickened with a little flour in place
of the cream.
Recipe: Prosciutto and Asparagus Pasta
If you don't have a rectangular tart pan, you can use a 9-in. round tart pan instead; don't roll out the dough (just use it
straight from the package), and cut the asparagus stalks to fit.
Recipe: Asparagus and Teleme Tart
Forget chicken noodle. This fast and fresh version of Asian comfort food will warm you from head to toe.
Recipe: Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup
Asparagus and mini-mozzarella cheese are center stage in this spring salad. Pair with a crisp pinot grigio and a light pasta
for a complete dinner.
Recipe: Asparagus and Butterhead Lettuce Salad
Eggs-made-easy is a good way to describe a frittata. We’ve added nutty cheese and fresh asparagus to guarantee its overall
Recipe: Asparagus Frittata
This a good recipe to have on file when you need to take something to a party, but the boring pasta salad just won’t do.
Recipe: Orzo with Peppers and Asparagus
This risotto is a lot more lemony than you might expect, so get ready for some bracing tang along with the rich cheeses.
Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Risotto with Asparagus, Peas, and Prosciutto
Sunflower sprouts are large, leafy, and lovely in our spring version of a traditional garden salad. A large piece of local
goat cheese adds just the right amount of creaminess, so you’ll forget it’s healthy.
Recipe: Sunflower Sprouts Salad
An updated version of a fattoush using purchased pita chips in place of crunchy croutons and seasonal asparagus, which gives
a fresh-from-the-garden touch.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Pita Salad
Sweet asparagus and spring onions go so well with the woodsy flavor of morels. All you need is a bit of butter and some crème
fraîche to finish the dish.
Recipe: Asparagus, Spring Onion, and Morel Mushroom Sauté
Crisp-tipped, juicy, and tender, these spears are great with lamb or fish. Opt for fat asparagus—the spears will be tender
but not mushy when the tips are crisp. Lemon zest, versus juice, gives a lot of flavor without too much acidity or moisture.
Recipe: Grilled Asparagus with Lemon
The secret ingredient to this recipe is patience. By letting the meat brown slowly with minimal stirring, you get a crisp
texture and caramelized flavor on each piece.
Recipe: Sichuan Steak and Asparagus
Any sliced vegetable can be turned into tempura, but sweet asparagus at the height of spring is hard to top. Folding fluffy
egg whites into the batter gives this coating its delicate crispness.
Recipe: Asparagus Tempura