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!
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)
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)
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!