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Blanched, sautéed, baked or raw - they are countless ways to cook asparagus and we've got just the recipes that will help you make the most of this spring vegetable.
With just 3 calories a spear and an arsenal of nutrients, asparagus should be a mainstay in your kitchen all season long. Not only is it delicious but it lends itself to pastas, salads, egg dishes and even appetizers.
Whether you favor green, white, thick or thin varietals, you'll want to check out these tasty ways to cook asparagus:
Try making this elegant asparagus frittata for your next Sunday brunch. It's a simple but tasty dish made with blanched asparagus, basil, chives and a spicy kick thanks to red chili.
TAGLIATELLE WITH ASPARAGUS AND SHRIMP
A buttery lemon sauce is the secret to making this creamy asparagus pasta simply irresistible. Don't like shrimp? Feel free to substitute with chicken.
Here's another great way to cook asparagus: turn it into lasagna! This Italian classic gets a vegetarian twist thanks to tender asparagus, cherry tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese and olive oil. Try this asparagus lasagna now.
Crostini never looked this good! This tasty appetizer comes to life thanks to a blend of peas, asparagus and creme fraiche. Asparagus tips, Parmesan shavings and extra virgin olive oil make a killer garnish. Get the recipe for asparagus crostini now.