10 Outstanding Asparagus Recipes: Best of the Blogs
It’s spring! And that means asparagus, everybody’s favorite, easy to make, always delicious vegetable. Okay, there’s 10 feet of snow on the ground in St. Louis, and people in D.C. are shivering outside the Supreme Court. But they’re thinking of only one thing: Asparagus, which is coming up in many parts of the country. As has been up all year in places like California and F-L-A.
But whether you’re actually ready to make some of these terrific asparagus recipes or not, we know everyone is standing by, just waiting to get those tasty green spears, fresh from the garden, under a little steam and then under a stream of olive oil.
Some of our favorite blogs are going wild right now with asparagus recipes. And we’re not waiting for the snow to melt to gather them up. You shouldn’t either, because it won’t be long now. Unless you’re in St. Louis.
So get out the steamer and the frying pan. You want to be ready when the first tips of beautiful green asparagus come shooting up. It never hurts to be prepared — for the best vegetarian dishes of the season!
Let’s kick off the season in style with Spring Asparagus Risotto, from Gina’s Skinny Recipes. If this recipe is non-fattening, we couldn’t be happier, because it certainly tastes delicious!
And, in the spirit of gorgeousness, we bring you Springtime Egg Bake with Asparagus and Artichiokes, from The Wimpy Vegetarian. Imagine setting this dish out on the Easter table for brunch or dinner.
Speaking of the holiday table, Home Cooking Memories has a beautiful Easter Holiday Appetizer: Asparagus, Brie & Ham Crostini, which we’re sure to try.
Here’s another good one: This Asparagus, Brie & Ham Crostini is supposed to be for Sunday dinner, according to The Daily Dish Recipes. Well, Sunday is Easter, so go for it.
First Day of Spring: Asparagus Quiche, from Kirsten’s Kitchen of Vegan Creations, is another great idea for Easter brunch.
Manila Spoon makes an Asparagus Gruyère Tart that — dare we say it? — might be perfect for EASTER!
Stir Fry Asparagus Garnish with Chicken Bits, from Whisks & Chopsticks, is exactly what we mean when we say “we love asparagus but maybe with a little, you know, chicken in it.”
Roasted Balsamic Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts, from Boulder Locavore, makes us want to throw a dinner party once Easter is over, just serve this stunning — and quite easy — dish again.
Soft Polenta and Tomato Ragout, from Country Gourmet Traveler, spins out an Italian recipe with a lovely Soft Polenta with Asparagus and Tomato Ragout.
Finally, no list of great asparagus recipes would be complete with pasta, so here you go: Spring Sneak Peek: Asparagus Pasta Salad, from Food is Love.
Get set for spring with these easy to make, delicious asparagus recipes!