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9 Asparagus Recipes to Welcome Spring

March 18, 2024
Courtesy of Love and Lemons

Along with longer days and warmer weather, one of the surest signs that spring is here is asparagus. We love seeing this vibrant green veggie at the farmer’s market and adding it to all kinds of dishes. Whether you roast it, grill it, or toss it into a salad, asparagus brings the springtime right to your plate.  Plus, it’s a good source of fiber, folate, iron, and plenty of other nutrients. Grab a bunch and make one of these tasty, healthy dishes today.

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1. Asparagus Salad

Asparagus salad

Courtesy of Love and Lemons

This refreshing salad just screams spring, with asparagus, radishes, peas, fresh herbs, and a creamy avocado dressing. It’s not only healthy but beautiful, too – perfect to serve to company for lunch or brunch. 

Try this recipe from Love and Lemons.

2. Asparagus and Tofu Stir-Fry

Tofu asparagus stir fry

Courtesy of Lucy & Lentils

A quick stir-fry makes weeknight dinner fuss-free, and this one is on the tab;e in 15 minutes. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor, either – along with tofu and asparagus, this dish includes ginger, garlic, and a great shortcut: the oil from jarred chili crisp.

Try this recipe from Lucy & Lentils.

3. Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus frittata

Courtesy of Our Salty Kitchen

A frittata is always a good idea, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This version is elegant, with asparagus, shallots, and parmesan (and eggs, of course) – but it’s still super-easy to make and so satisfying, with 14 grams of protein per slice.

Try this recipe from Our Salty Kitchen.

4. Perfect Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus

Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

Roasting asparagus brings adds a delicious caramelized flavor, and makes for such a beautiful side dish with only a few simple ingredients. Pro tip: It’s also delicious served cold, or you can chop up leftovers and add to a salad.

Try this recipe from Cookie and Kate.

5. Shrimp and Asparagus Skillet

Shrimp and asparagus skillet

Courtesy of The Recipe Critic

We love a fast one-skillet meal, and this one is ready in under 30 minutes. Combine succulent shrimp with tender-crisp asparagus in a flavorful garlic-butter sauce, and you’ve got a recipe you’ll want every week for the whole season. 

Try this recipe from The Recipe Critic.

6. Spring Pesto Pasta with Asparagus

Pesto pasta with asparagus

Courtesy of Ahead of Thyme

Asparagus, pasta, pesto,  lemon, two cheeses – here’s a collection of so many of our favorite foods, all on one (vegetarian) plate. Use a low-carb pasta to keep your blood sugar in check, if you like.

Try this recipe from Ahead of Thyme.

7. Herb Butter Salmon Foil Packs

Salmon asparagus foil packs

Courtesy of Le Creme de la Crumb

Cooking salmon, asparagus, and an herb-butter sauce in foil packets makes cleanup a snap. The best part: You can bake or grill the packets, depending on your preference.

Try this recipe from Le Creme de la Crumb.

8. Lemon Chicken Skewers with Feta Sauce

Lemon chicken and asparagus skewers

Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Lemony chicken and asparagus skewers with cumin, cayenne, and ginger, with a creamy feta sauce – this meal fits beautifully into the Mediterranean Diet. It’s elegant enough for guests, but quick and easy enough to make on any weeknight.

Try this recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

9. Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Parmesan

Asparagus soup

Courtesy of Once Upon a Chef

Spring weather can be tricky – warm on some days, with evenings still bringing a bit of a chill. That’s why this comforting asparagus soup is perfect for the season. Don’t let the creamy texture fool you; there’s no cream in the soup, just some butter, parmesan cheese, and broth. 

Try this recipe from Once Upon a Chef.

Read next: 7 Spring Dinner Recipes That Make the Most of Vegetables

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