‘Stalk’ Up on These 15 Spring Asparagus Recipes
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‘Stalk’ Up on These 15 Spring Asparagus Recipes

We love our springtime veggies — peas, artichokes, sugar snap peas, you name it. But we have a special fondness for the bright green bundles of asparagus popping up in our local farmers’ markets. The slender stalks (full of folate, fiber and vitamins A and K, we might add!) are great for crunch-ifying salads, and when blended up with some sweet peas and celery, they make a skinny summer soup that’s pretty bomb [dot] com. But guess what? We discovered 15 more delicious ways to cook up the versatile veggie, so pick up a fresh bunch next time you’re out and start cooking!

1. Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus: Wrap anything in bacon, and it’s sure to be a hit. But why not class things up a bit and wrap your asparagus in some prosciutto instead? (via Body ‘n’ Balance Spa)

2. Crustless Asparagus Quiche: This recipe is low in carbs but packed with protein and flavor. Low fat feta included. (via Skinny Ms.)

3. Strawberry, Quinoa and Asparagus Salad: Keep things super seasonal with this strawberry and asparagus salad, complete with red quinoa and a honey balsamic vinaigrette. (via Blog Lovin’)

4. Black Lentil Salad With Roasted Asparagus: Add some legumes to your asparagus for a nutrient-rich veggie dish. No meat necessary! (via Fake Food Free)

5. Egg and Asparagus Toast: Talk about a yummy bite-sized brunch! Tip: Hot and fresh crusty bread is key, so pick wisely. (via Culinary Colleen)

6. Fried Asparagus, Ham and Cheese Bundles: Say bye bye to bread, and wrap some asparagus in ham and sliced cheese instead for a (sorta) healthier take on the classic combo. (via All Yummy Recipes)

7. Asparagus Grilled Cheese: Ummm, yeah. I’m gonna stick some ‘sparagus in my next grilled cheese, FOR SURE. (via Closet Cooking)

8. Creamy Asparagus Soup With a Poached Egg on Toast: Oh Jaime, you had us at poached egg. Swoon! (via Jaime Oliver)

9. Baked Asparagus Fries: Next time you’re craving French fries, whip up these almond and panko-crusted bad boys instead. Bonus: This recipe also includes some rad recipes for garlic, sun-dried tomato and bleu cheese dipping sauces. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

10. Pea, Asparagus and Fava Bean Salad: OMG. We have officially died and gone to spring veggie HEAVEN. (via Bon Appétit)

11. Asparagus Risotto Verde: This recipe yields such a visually beautiful springtime bowl that we can’t help but just sit and stare. (via Family Style Food)

12. Parmesan Garlic Asparagus: A solid side dish goes a long way, and thanks to copious amounts of garlic, butter and parmesan, it’s sure to be a family favorite. (via Chef in Training)

13. Pesto Pasta With Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Asparagus: This low-fuss dish is perfect for when you’re short on timing but craving something delicious. And don’t forget that fried egg! (via Damn Delicious)

14. Beer Battered Asparagus: We’d hardly call these boozy, but beer battering anything is always amazing. Tip: Make sure your beer is cold. (via Newly Blissed)

15. Roasted Asparagus, Bacon and Cheese Tart: Indulge with this cheesy asparagus tart (read: fancy pizza), topped with bacon, lemon zest and a super secret ingredient. (Pst! It’s fresh mint leaves!) (via Sweet Sugar Bean)

What’s your favorite asparagus recipe right now? Share it with us in the comments below!