What to make with fresh asparagus: 73 best recipes

Decide what to make with fresh asparagus using this collection of 73 unique recipe ideas. Spring is the perfect time of year for these seasonal vegetables. So to take advantage of this versatile produce, you want to try new recipes. From breakfast through dinner, there is an asparagus recipe you will love.

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Fresh Asparagus Dishes

My ultimate favorite spring vegetable is asparagus. It’s easy to cook on the stove, it can be added to a variety of dishes, and it’s perfect for a spring appetizer.

Since grocery stores are probably selling it by the bunch, you might find yourself pretty stocked up on it. Try out something new with these unique recipes.

You can go into search overload looking for the best asparagus recipes, just browse these amazing recipes. We’ve taken a lot of the guesswork out so you can choose the perfect way to use up your spears this season.

If it’s not asparagus season, try one of these canned asparagus recipes instead!

Don’t miss out on some other fresh spring produce like artichokes and fresh strawberries.

This collection of our favorite asparagus ideas includes:

  • Breakfast Dishes
  • Delicious Appetizers
  • Scrumptious Salads
  • Easy Side Dishes
  • Healthy Dinner Ideas

Each of these recipes using asparagus will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many asparagus spears you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Pressure cooker, Crockpot, etc.)

How to store asparugus

If you have a bunch that you need to keep for a few days, the best way to store them is to wrap the bottoms with a damp paper towel and place them in your fridge. I usually keep them in a plastic bag or standing up in a small jar.

How to cook asparagus

The easiest way to cook asparagus is on the stove.

  1. Snap each piece at the natural breaking point near the ends of asparagus spears.
  2. Then cook on the stove with a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  3. Let them cook in a single layer until they are turning a bit darker in color. You don’t want to end up with mushy asparagus.
  4. Get fancy and crumble some feta cheese or parmesan on top.

But you can only whip it up that way so many times. You could mix it up by cooking only the asparagus tips, using a vegetable peeler to make strips, or pulling out the parchment paper and roasting them in the oven.

Or you could check out these different ways to cook up these spring greens.

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What to make with fresh asparagus

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Ingredients that work well with asparagus:

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more recipes to make.

  • Bell Peppers
  • Brown Rice or White Rice
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Chips and Tortillas
  • Limes
  • Red Onions
  • Spices like Ground Cumin, Garlic Powder and Adobo
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Green Olives

Recipes using asparagus

Our goal is to help you find new and unique recipes for the ingredients you have.

Each of these fresh asparagus ideas includes the basic information that will help you in deciding what are the best recipes for you.

Please visit the blogs that created these recipes and use their tips and instructions.

Note: pantry ingredients include basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish.

Asparagus Breakfast Dishes

Start asparagus season off right with these delicious breakfast ideas.

Appetizers Ideas

These appetizers are perfect for parties or as a snack.

Asparagus Salad Ideas

Whether it's a light lunch or a healthy side dish, these salads are perfect for spring.

Simple Side Dish Recipes

Complement your main dish with these asparagus side dishes.

Asparagus Dinner Ideas

Adding asparagus to your dinner rotation is a great way to use a seasonal vegetable.

Pin these spring recipes

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