31 Asparagus Recipe Ideas to Try This Spring While It’s in Season

We love you, winter veggies. But we're moving on to greener pastures, particularly those full of fresh asparagus. Even though it's available at the grocery store year-round, it's at its most delicious during spring (peak season is April to May). Not only is asparagus beyond versatile, it's also a killer source of fiber, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K. Make the most of your farmers market haul with 31 asparagus recipe ideas that are simple, unexpected and delicious.

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1. One-pan Eggs With Asparagus And Tomatoes

Because no one’s ever complained about having fewer dirty dishes to wash.

2. Asparagus Caesar Salad

Not today, lettuce. Trade leafy greens for tender stalks of blanched asparagus drizzled in homemade Caesar dressing.

3. Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus And Fontina Quiche

Fancy Sunday brunch? Alfresco dinner on the patio? Get you a main that can do both.

4. Skillet Steak With Asparagus And Potatoes

Steak may seem intimidating, but this one-pan meal is honestly foolproof. The fresh herb sauce is merely the cherry on top.

5. 20-minute Burrata Salad With Stone Fruit And Asparagus

Leafy greens tend to get soggy and wilted after sitting in dressing for a while, let alone in warm spring weather. Bring this gem to your next picnic instead—the blanched snap peas and asparagus are bound to stay crisp.

6. Mackerel Asparagus Salad With Sesame Vinaigrette

Tinned fish is convenient, shelf-stable, sustainable, nutritious and delicious. Remind us again why you haven't ventured beyond tuna?

7. Asparagus, Pea And Ricotta Tarts

Oh, store-bought puff pastry. You never cease to amaze us. Don't be surprised if your guests think you picked these up at a local bakery.

8. Honey-lime Chicken And Veggies In Foil

Fire up the grill for a warm weather dinner that never disappoints. (Your sink will thank you for the lack of dirty dishes.)

9. Joanna Gaines’s Spring Vegetable Risotto

The recipe already calls for mushrooms, leeks, spinach, peas and chives—a few chopped asparagus stalks certainly won't hurt.

10. Asparagus Flatbread

Store-bought pizza dough + baked asparagus + fresh lemon juice = a simple appetizer that looks way harder to make than it is.

11. All-green Crudités Basket

When it comes to raw veggies, the more the merrier. We're talking string beans, broccoli, cucumber, celery, green bell pepper, endive, fennel and a whole lot of ranch dressing.

12. Honey-mustard Chicken Bake

Picture red onion, asparagus, cauliflower and red bell pepper caramelized in a zesty mustard marinade alongside crispy chicken thighs.

13. Spring Panzanella Salad

Panzanella is usually made with stale bread that's hardened after a couple days, but you can still start with fresh bread. Just toast it in the oven until it's dry.

14. Green Bowl With Chicken, Citrus And Herbs

If you're looking for an opportunity to give that store-bought rotisserie chicken in your fridge a second life, here's your chance.

15. Asparagus Pesto Pizza With Oil-cured Olives And Lemon Ricotta

The pesto is traditional, as it calls for basil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan. But we're betting you could add some asparagus to the mix too, instead of just putting it on top of the pizza.

16. Roasted Asparagus With Parmesan And Soft-boiled Eggs

Sure, you can call it an appetizer. But the protein in the eggs and cheese scream lazy dinner to us.

17. Meal-prep Shrimp And Asparagus Stir-fry

Spend 35 minutes in the kitchen now and you'll have lunch for the next four days.

18. Cheesy Asparagus Gratin

If you have ten minutes, this dish is within reach. Think garlicky, buttery asparagus under a blanket of mozzarella and Brie cheeses.

19. Sheet-pan Baked Salmon With Asparagus

The key here is using tons of fresh herbs in the lemon butter, like parsley, rosemary and thyme.

20. 5-ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta

We have plans for that half-empty bottle of dry white wine in your fridge...

21. Cream Of Asparagus Soup

Any soup topped with that much bacon is one we're eager to devour. It's extra creamy and smooth, thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt.

22. Asparagus Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Bring your biggest tote bag to the farmers market—you'll need space for all the radishes, spinach, asparagus, peas, red onion and cherry tomatoes.

23. Spring Asparagus Frittata With Crème Fraîche

Behold, the star of Easter brunch.

24. No-stir Brie Risotto With Lemon-butter Asparagus

This creamy melange of white wine, lemon juice, fresh thyme, Brie and Parmesan has us drooling—but TBH, you had us at no-stir.

25. Spicy Pesto, Asparagus And Ricotta Pasta With Crispy Prosciutto

This cozy-yet-fresh 30-minute meal is exactly what we have in mind after a long day. Pass the Parm, please.

26. Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Sticks

If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat their veggies, this cheesy number should change that.

27. Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus

It doesn't get easier than a 20-minute side that only requires four ingredients.

28. Asparagus Quesadilla Lasagna

Sandwiching peas, garlic, asparagus and two types of cheese between toasty tortillas is nothing short of genius.

29. Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp And Asparagus

Presenting the weeknight dinner of your dreams. Can you believe it'll only take you 20 minutes from start to finish?

30. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Chickpeas, Asparagus And Arugula

Who knew veggies stuffed with veggies could taste so good? We'll chalk it up to the crispy roasted chickpeas.

31. Creamy Mushroom And Asparagus Pasta

The recipe is vegan and gluten-free as is, but feel free to use regular cheese, milk and pasta if you'd like. Either way, it's beyond decadent.

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