Springtime means incredible vegetables and fruits have finally come back in season after the long winter doldrums. Asparagus is my FAVORITE springtime vegetable! And right now it’s on sale everywhere at the grocery stores. I will come home with bundles and bundles of them and toss them into everything… pasta, scrambled eggs, salads, on the grill! I could eat them every day.
Despite my current love affair with asparagus, I actually hated it growing up. It was always served grayish and overcooked in my house – sorry Mom, but it’s true. She was known, and still is, to eat it out of can – yuck!
It wasn’t until I was 18 and a friend of mine was steaming a huge batch of asparagus with furikake and sea salt sprinkled on top that he convinced me to try it, quite begrudgingly actually. And it was amazing!! Life changing!! It was bright green, crisp, and delicious; nothing like the gray mush I was used to. I was hooked after that. I’ve been an asparagus eater ever since.
Asparagus is actually part of the lily family as is garlic and onions. We’re actually eating the blooms of the bulb – and they are delish! Despite asparagus making your pee smell temporarily unpleasant, asparagus is incredibly healthy! It’s rich in vitamin K, C, A, B1, B6, and E. It’s an excellent source of fiber, it helps with urinary tract health, and it’s full of antioxidants! Plus, and I did save the best for last, it is considered an aphrodisiac! Heeeeeeey…
Below are 25 Amazing Asparagus Recipes that will inspire you to eat this incredible vegetable until your heart’s content!!
Here are a few fun asparagus tools and gadgets!
25 Amazing Asparagus Recipe Index
- Roasted Spring Vegetables with Garlic and Dill by Fresh Menu Planner
- Asparagus Salad with Prosciutto, Eggs, and Dijon Vinaigrette by Taste and See
- Mixed Vegetables in Parchment Paper (en Papillote) by Evolving Table
- Asparagus Tart with Egg and Goat Cheese by Trial and Eater
- Creamy Black Truffle Asparagus Soup by Dude that Cookz
- Spring Vegetable Risotto with Proscuitto by Kitchen Sanctuary
- Honey Garlic Carrots and Asparagus by Messy Cutting Board
- Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares by Confessions of an Over-worked Mom
- Spring Vegetable Pizza by Culinary Ginger
- Spring Farro Salad with Feta, Lemon, and Mint by Flavor the Moments
- Crispy Asparagus Fries by Dancing Through the Rain
- Bacon Asparagus Tarts Recipe by Thrifty Jinxy
- Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic, Butter & Parmesan by The Rising Spoon
- Spring Vegetable Tart by Comfortably Domestic
- Orange Garlic Shrimp with Asparagus by To Simply Inspire
- Lemony Pasta with Grilled Asparagus and Chevre by Beyond Mere Sustenance
- Roasted Asparagus by Beyond the Chicken Coop
- Spring Salad with Asparagus and Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette by The Organic Kitchen
- Winey Briny Quick Pickles–Asparagus by Sidewalk Shoes
- Tomato Asparagus Quiche by Caroline’s Cooking
- Pesto Tortellini Salad with Asparagus by The Kitchen is My Playground
- Mushroom Asparagus Pasta by Recipes from a Pantry
- Asparagus Bacon and Egg Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette by To Simply Inspire
- Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup by Rhian’s Recipes
- 30 Minute Skillet Pasta Primavera by Flavor the Moments
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