These childhood reflections inspired my search for a collection of tasty asparagus-forward recipes! Each recipe features the tender, buttery stalks on their own or as a flavorful ingredient. For a delightful brunch idea, try steamed asparagus with my simple hollandaise sauce. However you enjoy it, asparagus is a delicious way to celebrate the spring & summer seasons.
If you purchased some fresh spring asparagus from your local farmer’s market, consider turning some into a salad. Blanching the asparagus makes it tender-crisp, and retains the vibrant green color. Chop up some boiled eggs and crisp bacon, and you have a lovely spring salad that could be a side dish or a light lunch. Drizzle it with homemade honey-balsamic dressing.
This quick and easy Cheesy Asparagus dish is one of our favorite quick dinner ideas. Just steam the asparagus, then add cheese and butter and saute for 1-3 minutes. This is a favorite among our recipes for kids, because it's a yummy way to encourage healthy eating.
Once you see how easy it is to make a delicious Lemon Veggie Risotto from scratch, you will wonder why it ever intimidated you. Try this yummy version that features fresh peas, asparagus, onions, lemon, and a splash of white wine. Each bite brings a burst of flavor to your taste buds!
Ramps belong to the same family as onions and garlic, and they look like miniature leeks. These pungent greens have a short spring season, so take advantage of them in a delicious soup. This recipe also features tender asparagus. The cooked veggies are pureed with chicken stock, yogurt, and fragrant spices. Top this velvety soup with a few sautéed asparagus tips, leeks, and mint.
Italians love to create mouthwatering sauces with seasonal ingredients. This recipe pays homage to spring with a delightful mixture of sautéed veggies, herbs, and delicate asparagus. Thin slices of prosciutto add even more flavor and texture to the sauce. Tagliatelle pasta is a little wider than fettuccine, and pairs well with thick sauces. Pour the tasty sauce over a plate of tagliatelle, and you have an Italian-style feast!
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My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.