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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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.
Eggs and asparagus: somehow they just belong together. For a change-up from the usual breakfast scramble, try the Pioneer Woman’s delectable version  of tortilla española. It’s like a frittata, but it’s cooked on the stovetop and requires a deft flip into a skillet at the end.
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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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