Steamed Asparagus

Steamed asparagus goes with just about anything. Once you know how to steam asparagus, you'll love how well these simple recipes pair with your favorite salmon or chicken main dishes.

Spring Green Risotto

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 55 mins

Asparagus with Fresh Mozzarella

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this simple vegetable side dish recipe in fewer than 10 minutes. Thick asparagus halved lengthwise can be used instead of thin spears.

Asparagus Quiche

Midwest Living

Rainbow Garden Toss

Better Homes and Gardens

Tender, green and crisp, springtime's signature vegetable--asparagus--needs nothing more than a light and lemony dressing.

Total: 25 mins

Oriental Cashew Asparagus

Better Homes and Gardens

Steaming is ideal for cooking springtime's slender asparagus stalks to tender perfection.

Total: 30 mins

Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Warm Asparagus Salad

Midwest Living

This warm vegetable salad is filled with a flavorful blend of goat cheese, dates, pecans, and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Total: 25 mins

Asparagus Dijon

Better Homes and Gardens

Asparagus cooks quickly and can be ready, with a creamy Dijon sauce, in 15 minutes. An easy way to remove scales from asparagus spears is with a vegetable peeler.

Total: 15 mins

Asparagus with Warm Vinaigrette

Diabetic Living

The lively combination of ginger and apricot nectar creates a noteworthy vinaigrette recipe for fresh asparagus.

Total: 20 mins

Green Green Spring Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 25 mins

Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

Midwest Living

Make this tasty one-pan meal in just 20 minutes. Pro tip: Finish off with shredded Havarti cheese with dill.

Total: 20 mins

Lemony Asparagus and New Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

This healthy side dish showcases fresh asparagus and new potatoes with a touch of lemon and thyme.

How to Cook Asparagus

If your entree is like the star performer of your meal, then your side dishes are the supporting characters. But no matter how good your star is, you won't have a good show without interesting supporting characters, right? What does this mean when it comes to your meal? It means that same old boring steamed broccoli isn't going to cut it this time. But what can you choose instead? Learn how to cook asparagus, and your meal will be a sure-fire hit every night.

How to Steam Asparagus

Those bundles of green spears at the supermarket are one of the first signs of spring, and discovering how to steam asparagus is a great way to experience the season's bounty.

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