For the love of Asparagus (Recipe Round Up)

There is a light at the end of the Winter tunnel! Spring is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. Never mind that there are snowflake flurries whirling just outside my window as I write this, I am still dreaming of blossoms, and sunshine, and Spring produce finally making its appearance.

As one of the first fresh Spring vegetables to make its appearance in the farmer’s market, asparagus is also one of my favorite Spring produce items. It’s a burst of much anticipated green after the long winter.

Asparagus is delicious even at its simplest, lightly steamed, grilled, or sauteed, and eaten plain. Yet it is also a versatile vegetable that adds a lot of nutrition and flavor to soups, tarts, pizzas, and more! You can even can it to enjoy long after spring ends.

Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite Simple Bites recipes for Asparagus. Also, check out this post for tips on selecting the best asparagus and instructions for how to trim it.

Asparagus Recipe Round-Up (from the archives)

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One Pan Crispy Bacon and Roasted Asparagus with Baked Eggs

Not only is this fast and filling breakfast/brunch dish a really good way to use your fresh asparagus, it also means that you get to eat bacon and eggs with only a single pan to clean up afterwards. Get a delicious breakfast on the table in just minutes and clean it all up in just minutes too? Yes, we have a recipe winner here!

Get the recipe: One Pan Crispy Bacon and Roasted Asparagus with Baked Eggs

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Asparagus Goat Cheese Galette

Paired with three savory cheeses and a flaky crust, this simple free form tart is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy asparagus. Much easier than pie, but no less tasty.

Get the recipe: Asparagus Goat Cheese Galette

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Spicy Pickled Asparagus

Even if you are brand new to canning, pickling asparagus is a simple kitchen trick that will leave you with a yummy snack long after the spring produce season ends. These Spicy Pickled Asparagus spears pack a little kick that makes them irresistible.

Get the recipe: Spicy Pickled Asparagus

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Cream of Asparagus Soup

This warm, creamy soup is the perfect solution to those colder, blustery spring days that inevitably roll through this time of year. Serve it with some fresh Parmesan and you’ll be surprised just how flavorful and warming asparagus can be.

Get the recipe: Cream of Asparagus Soup

Welsh Rarebit with Grilled Asparagus and Mushrooms

Welsh Rarebit is really just a deliciously simplified version of cheese fondue over toast. Paired with spring’s fresh asparagus, this makes a balanced meatless dish that even the kids will love.

Get the recipe: Welsh Rarebit with Grilled Asparagus and Mushrooms

Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Pizza

I’m convinced that there is hardly anything you can’t put on a pizza and asparagus is no exception. Asparagus paired with cheese, tomatoes, and a crispy crust makes a winning spring pizza combination for the whole family.

Get the recipe: Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Pizza

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Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette and Capers

Tangy mustard, salty capers and a sprinkling of parsley pair perfectly together to liven up an otherwise dull plate of asparagus. Both vinaigrette and cooked asparagus can be made up to a day in advance, which makes this an excellent side dish for your spring entertaining and Sunday dinners.

Get the recipe: Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette and Capers


What are your most anticipated Spring produce items?

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Allison Ruth, mama to three hungry girls, blogs at Some the Wiser where she takes life as it comes and tries to learn a little something as she goes.
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  1. I love asparagus! We have till June, I think, till it is actually in season here. Last year I canned pickled asparagus and made soup with all the ends. I’m planning on the same this year! We also love roasted asparagus and I have a stir-fry recipe that calls for broccoli that I use asparagus in. Until I learned to roast it, I never liked it very well because I was boiling it. *Shudder*

    • Yes, we still have a month or so to wait before local asparagus, but for the majority of readers, a real spring with asparagus and other delights is not far off.

      Roasted asparagus is the best!

  2. YUMMMM! Can’t wait! We’re doing a CSA this year so I’ll be trying out all sorts of new recipe ideas 🙂

  3. Thanks for an amazing line up of one of my favorite spring veggies! They all look amazing especially the galette.

  4. Oh, yummy! Asparagus is so delicious! This has enspired me to make pickled asparagus.

  5. I love asparagus and am eagerly awaiting the beginning of the season here. This round up is full of great recipes for me to anticipate making!

  6. I want to make everyone of these asparagus recipes!

  7. I absolutely love all these asparagus recipes. The first one I’m going to try making is the one with eggs and bacon.

    • I just made it…be sure not to overcook the eggs. They look sort of raw, so I left them in too long and it was a mistake. I’ll be trying this again.

  8. You had me at bacon eggs and asparagus. The rest was just a bonus! Yum!

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