7 Ways To Snap Some Stalks And Cook Some Asparagus

Asparagus season is just around the corner, or if you're really lucky, the vegetable is already lining supermarket shelves and farmers markets stands nearby. If not, make sure to keep an eye out, because it's best to jump in on the season as early as possible, as this is when the most tender stalks are harvested. So, we've put together a list of seven fantastic asparagus recipes that will help you make the most of the first pick.

Marvel over the simplicity of this shaved asparagus salad — eating asparagus in the raw highlights its clean, grassy flavors. This is a great way to utilize purple asparagus as well, which loses color when cooked. Or have some for breakfast — soft French-style scrambled eggs pair nicely with the slight crunch of par-cooked asparagus. And of course, there's nothing wrong with enjoying them simply sautéed.

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Grilled Asparagus Salad with Spicy Herbed Pesto Recipe

Though pesto is typically made with basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, and garlic, adding a little bit of heat gives a great twist to this classic dish...

Tim Byres




Lasagna with Asparagus and Burrata Recipe

Here's a chance to see the many ways burrata can be utilized in the kitchen...

Chester Hastings





Sautéed Asparagus Recipe

This recipe is a light way to enjoy the vegetable that's still full of flavor...

Terri Ciccone





Asparagus Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Cook this just before you sit down to eat: It'll be ready in minutes...

David Tanis





Asparagus Tangle with Parmesan Vinaigrette Recipe

By peeling stalks of asparagus into long shavings instead of using them whole, you get this visually compelling salad...

Allison Fishman





Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Crispy Rice Cake and Asparagus Recipe

Lean pork tenderloin benefits from a sweet sauce like this one, especially when paired with crisp vegetables...

Robert Rabine




Spinach, Fennel, and Asparagus Salad Recipe

A refreshing salad that's best when made with fresh ingredients...

Skye Gyngell