As we head out of the winter months, new produce is coming into season, like asparagus! A delicious and versatile vegetable, asparagus is definitely something that you should have on your spring dinner table. While it’s delicious when simply grilled or roasted, there are so many different and creative ways to enjoy it. Check out these 15 awesome asparagus recipes from our Food Monster App to see how!
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1. Chickpea Asparagus Spring Frittata
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Colorful, delicious, and so perfect for spring! This easy Chickpea Asparagus Spring Frittata from Lisa Dobler is a great addition to brunch, packed with peas, carrots, and fresh green asparagus. Nobody would guess that this is made from chickpea flour instead of eggs!
2. Pea and Asparagus Risotto
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This delicious Pea and Asparagus Risotto from Vicki and Alan Kernohan is packed full of green goodness. This dish combines snow peas, asparagus, and baby peas for a straightforward risotto packed full of flavor. Light but still filling.
3. Lemon Pepper Asparagus Pasta With Sugar Snap Peas
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4. Asparagus Risotto
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5. Eggplant Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
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Eggplant … bacon?! Yes, it’s real. When prepared properly, eggplant can be wonderfully versatile when it comes to recreating meaty flavors. In this Eggplant Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus recipe from Emilie Heck, it’s seasoned with liquid smoke and brown sugar, wrapped around asparagus, and then baked until it has that crispy bacon crunch factor!
6. Twice Cooked Baked Potatoes With Asparagus and Mushroom Cream Sauce
This recipe for Twice Cooked Baked Potatoes With Asparagus and Mushroom Cream Sauce from Dan Waters transforms the humble potato into a show-stopping gourmet dish that is fit for every occasion. The creamy asparagus and mushroom sauce adds an indulgent lusciousness to the starch. Wait until you try these and see for yourself how incredible the tastes and textures come together to create something extremely special.
7. Mini Veggie Cucumber Wraps With Avocado Hummus
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Deliciously refreshing, these Mini Veggie Cucumber Wraps With Avocado Hummus from Nathalie Fraise are the perfect appetizer or light snack for a hot spring or summer day. They are composed of thinly sliced cucumber filled with grated raw vegetables, and are nicely complemented with an avocado hummus spread!
8. Healthy Sesame Mushroom, Tofu, and Asparagus Stir Fry
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Need a quick, healthful meal for your weekday recipe rotation? This hearty Healthy Sesame Mushrooom, Tofu, and Asparagus Stir Fry from Pavani Nandula is made with fresh, crisp-tender asparagus, savory mushrooms, and tofu. The stir-fry sauce is made with hoisin, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce, and some cornstarch while black and white sesame seeds add nuttiness and some crunch. All in all, this is a wholesome dish that is great to serve over brown rice or noodles.
9. Couscous With Roasted Vegetables
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This simple yet delicious Couscous With Roasted Vegetables from Nita Ragoonanan makes for a perfect side dish but can even work as a main, as well! Zucchini and asparagus are stirred into the starchy couscous after being roasted to perfection.
10. Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho
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What makes this delicious Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho from Claire Ragozzino extra special is the rich broth. Lemongrass, anise pods, whole cloves, and plum vinegar creates a rich umami taste that compliments the soup perfectly!
11. Wholemeal Risotto With Asparagus and Nettles
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12. Artichoke and Pesto Hummus Sandwich
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If you’re looking for a deluxe sandwich, you’ve found the right recipe. This Artichoke and Pesto Hummus Sandwich from Liz Martone is layered with pesto and hummus and then stuffed full of artichoke hearts and oven roasted asparagus. It is perfect to eat pretty much any time.
13. Polenta Cauliflower Torta With Roasted Asparagus
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This Polenta Cauliflower Torta With Roasted Asparagus from Letty Flatt is peppered with rich sautéed cauliflower florets and sweet onions, giving it a wonderfully creamy moist texture. Paired with the ever popular green spears and crunchy toasted hazelnuts, here is a delicious meatless entrée for a celebratory dinner or a side dish for brunch or an elegant buffet.
14. Asparagus Almond Crostini With Fennel Frond Gremolata
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For these Asparagus Almond Crostini With Fennel Frond Gremolata from Courtney West, pair fennel with spicy radishes and earthy asparagus to create a tangle of roasted veggie goodness. For some different textures, throw some almonds in the mix for a bit of crunch. To create a bit of contrast and be mindful about reducing waste, make a fresh gremolata out of fennel fronds, lemon zest, and garlic to top the crostini.
15. Crispy Asparagus With Truffle Aioli
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This Crispy Asparagus With Truffle Aioli recipe from Gabrielle St. Claire is made from a handful of accessible and affordable ingredients, takes minutes, packs crunch, flavor, nutrient, and pairs seamlessly with the roast garlic and truffle aioli! If you’re looking for seamless app recipes for entertaining then this vegan crispy asparagus with truffle aioli is for you!
The only thing that could make these recipes even better is to use fresh asparagus that you grew yourself. Find out all about The Basics for Starting an Asparagus Patch! For more spring vegetable recipes, check out 10 Tasty and Nutritious Spring Vegetables to Add to Your Cooking ASAP!
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