Taste Bud Tantalizers: 10 Fresh Asparagus Recipes
Fresh Asparagus Soup
If you prefer your vegetables a little less virtuous, try Epicurious’s popular recipe for beer-battered asparagus. It calls for lager, but reviewers have substituted stout and cream ale with success. Some also insist that the lemon dipping sauce is a rich, but necessary, addition.
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Asparagus and Parmesan Tart
Ever notice how just a sprinkle of salt perfectly complements asparagus? Now just imagine what sour cream and salty cheese can do. Breakstone’s tart recipe is umami at its creamiest. And with a ready-made crust, that deliciousness is served in just under an hour.
Mark Bittman’s spin on classic basil pesto uses lemon juice, garlic, and pine nuts, though he welcomes substituting different ingredients to fit your tastes. If you’ve got kids who are finicky about vegetables, this is a sneakily appetizing way to introduce them to asparagus.
Grilled Asparagus and Melon Salad
Meyer Lemon Grain Salad with Asparagus, Almonds, and Goat Cheese
Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers, Asparagus, and Feta
Brioche French Toast with Asparagus and Orange Beurre Blanc
Savory Orange-Roasted Tofu and Asparagus
Roasting the tofu and asparagus in the tangy orange sauce will ensure that you never prepare tofu any other way. The tofu in this Eating Well recipe is wonderfully chewy and flavorful—and all without frying! Add sautéed kale and cashews to make the dish even more nutritious and delicious.
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