11 Asparagus Recipes to Welcome Spring

April 21, 2014

Let's take a moment to breathe a collective sigh of relief. Spring is here, and with it, our favorite harbingers: sunny daffodils, chirping birds, late sunsets, and of course -- asparagus. 

With the sun finally emerging from that grey winter sky, the sight of this vegetable bundled at farmers' markets and poking its head out of our gardens' soil is enough to quell any doubt that spring has arrived at last. In our book, this is cause for celebration. So, open the windows, move your sweaters to the attic, and chill the rosé -- today, we're going all in on spring. Here are 11 asparagus recipes to get you started.

Lemony Asparagus Pasta with Mushrooms and Herbed Ricotta by EmilyC

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Thai Scented Asparagus Soup by Fig Test Kitchen


Asparagus with Young Garlic and Horseradish by Amanda Hesser 


Vegan Lemon Asparagus Risotto by Gena Hamshaw


Nobu's Fried Asparagus with Miso Dressing by Genius Recipes


Craig Claiborne's Pasta con Asparagi by Genius Recipes


Oyster Sauce Glazed Asparagus and Mushrooms by monkeymom


Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg and Lemon-Mustard Sauce by foxeslovelemons


Shaved Asparagus and Mint Salad by Meatballs&Milkshakes


Pickled Asparagus by BlueKaleRoad


Roasted Asparagus with Chopped Egg and Torn Bread by Kenzi Wilbur


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Julie Myers

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Judith A. April 25, 2014
Try a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar Reduction on your sautéed Asparagus... I may have missed a much earlier memo but this is dynamite! Love Asparagus!!!