Versatile Asparagus

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Ah, asparagus…one of the first fresh crops of the season and if you’re a veggie lover, you can eat it every day and not get sick of it. And if you’re a really serious foodie, you freeze some to make soup or a frittata in the off season.

There are so many ways to enjoy asparagus including steamed, grilled, roasted, in soups, in quiche or frittatas, in stir fry, or in salads. Below are a few simple ways to prepare asparagus and some recipes.

When you buy fresh asparagus, refrigerate and use it within 2 or 3 days for best quality. To maintain freshness, wrap a moist paper towel around the stem ends, or stand the bunch upright in two inches of cold water.

Grilled Asparagus

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
sea salt & black pepper

  1. Preheat a grill.
  2. Place asparagus on a plate. Drizzle oil and balsamic over the asparagus and turn spears until they are coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and turn again.
  3. Grill asparagus for 2-3 minutes over a hot grill. Turn spears and grill for 1 more minute. Asparagus should begin to brown a little. Do not allow to char. Remove from grill and serve immediately.

Roasted Asparagus

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
sea salt and pepper

Heat oven to 450°F. Toss asparagus, olive oil, and salt and pepper on a baking sheet. Roast until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

Asparagus recipes from our collection

Prosciutto Asparagus Spears
Asparagus Alfredo
Asparagus Quiche
Bacon Mushroom Asparagus Scramble
Asparagus, Pea, Radish Salad
Garden Fresh Asparagus Soup
Savory Asparagus Bread Pudding