Celebrate spring with the best asparagus recipes! Fresh, bright and easy to make pastas, risottos, salads and side dishes.
As soon as I feel the touch of spring, I start daydreaming about asparagus recipes. When I see daffodils blooming in front of my neighbor’s house, I crave asparagus frittata. A glimpse of green buds on the tree makes me crave asparagus soup. If the temperature is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, I’ve already bought the ingredients for pasta primavera at the grocery store. what can I say? After a long winter full of root vegetables and squash, asparagus recipes are an exciting change. It’s the beginning.
If you’re not sure where to start with this green spring vegetable, below we’ve rounded up the best asparagus recipes. , pizza, and many other types. Pick a few and try them out this season! If you ask me, there is no better way to celebrate spring.
Essential Asparagus Recipe
Think of these easy asparagus recipes as Asparagus 101. We’ll teach you how to make it in a few simple steps, so you’ll notice the fresh flavor and crisp, soft texture.
how to cook asparagus
If you’re new to cooking asparagus recipes, this post is a great place to start. I break down my go-to method for roasting, grilling, and blanching asparagus.
Easy to prepare with olive oil and lemon juice, this asparagus sauté is quick, delicious, and versatile. Serve it as a side dish, put it on polenta, or sandwich it in an omelet.
Devour the crunchy, tender spears straight from the baking sheet, or serve them with a creamy dill sauce for a stunning springtime side dish.
air fryer asparagus
If you have an air fryer, don’t sleep on this dish. He’s one of my favorite asparagus recipes because the tips get nice and crispy. Plus, it requires 5 ingredients and can be cooked in 10 minutes!
Cut off the stems of the asparagus, season with olive oil, salt and pepper, and grill! Juicy and lightly browned in less than 15 minutes. A simple side dish perfect for spring cooking.
With this jar of pickled asparagus in the fridge, I can’t help but pull up a few stems for an afternoon snack. It is crunchy, tangy and refreshing. If you don’t eat it straight from the jar, I love tossing it into a salad or adding it to a spring crudité platter.
Spring pasta recipe with asparagus
When I want to fill myself up with asparagus, I often turn to pasta. It’s the perfect canvas for bright, fresh spring flavors, and I love how the crunchy al dente texture plays a tangy spear.
creamy orzo with asparagus and peas, 115 pages simple feel good food
You may recognize this recipe from the cover of my new cookbook, Simple Feel Good Food! For me, it’s spring on a plate. Place lemon zest, fresh herbs, and blanched green vegetables over the orzo pasta. Orzo has a definite risotto vibe (it’s so creamy!), but the short cooking time makes this dish perfect for a weeknight in the spring.
This dish is one of my staples in June, when asparagus is still in season, but summer tomatoes and zucchini are also starting to show up. And best of all, it’s ready to serve in 30 minutes!
Tagliatelle with asparagus and peas
Peas, herbs, and asparagus pasta coated in a cashew cream sauce. Pair with your favorite white wine for an elegant date night dinner.
See more asparagus recipes for dinner
Can’t you feel the pasta? Make one of these asparagus recipes for dinner instead!
Baked Feta Spring Sheet Bread135 pages of simple feel good food
WHO won’t Love sheetpan dinners?This recipe is from my new cookbook simple feel good food, It’s everything I want on a weeknight in spring. Rich, tangy feta cheese roasted with asparagus and potatoes. Then drizzle with a bright lemon dressing and fresh herbs. So easy and so delicious!
Farmer’s market potato and asparagus pizza
When I have thick asparagus spears, I often use a vegetable peeler to slice them into ribbons. Instead of baking it on top of your pizza, sprinkle it with lemon juice and add it as a raw garnish once it’s out of the oven. The contrast between the melting cheese and the voluminous skin is exquisite!
Creamy, pleasant, lemony and bright. The more fresh herbs to layer on top, the better. You can’t say no to Parmesan cheese either!
asparagus cream soup
A creamy spring soup that does not use fresh cream. Instead, blended asparagus, potatoes, and peas create a luscious texture.
Asparagus goes great with eggs
When asparagus is at its most delicious, I want to eat it with breakfast every meal! These asparagus-based egg recipes are easy.
how to make frittata
If you’re hosting an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, asparagus frittata will likely be on the menu. It’s super easy to make (30 minutes in one skillet) and it’s always a hit!
Sautéed asparagus, peas, fresh herbs and feta complement delicate baked eggs.
healthy breakfast casserole
This veggie-filled breakfast casserole is based on my mom’s signature brunch dish. An easy and delicious way to serve a crowd. Bonus: Leftovers are great for breakfast or lunch (even dinner!) the next day.
how to make an omelet
My ideal spring breakfast! Surround creamy avocado, goat cheese, pea sprouts, and sautéed asparagus with a soft, fluffy egg. Season with salt and black pepper.
Add Asparagus to Spring Salads
It’s refreshing, juicy, and fresh, and will make any salad taste like spring.
bright spring salad
There are so many things we love about this bright spring salad, including tender asparagus, crispy chickpeas, creamy avocado, and delicate lettuce. Made with olive oil, garlic, basil, and lemon, it adds a hint of herb to this refreshing recipe.
Who says you need lettuce to make a spring salad?! Here, blanched asparagus forms the base of the salad, no leaves are needed! Top it off with a big drizzle of avocado dressing.
Grilled Asparagus Farro Salad
Nutty farro pairs well with smoky grilled asparagus, salty capers and tangy pickled radishes. A fragrant lemon thyme dressing ties everything together.
Spring quinoa with asparagus, peas and pickled onions
Three fun facts about this hearty spring salad:
1) It has two dressings (aka tons of flavors).
2) A grated hard-boiled egg loads it with protein.
3) Perfect for lunch! Weekly meal prep = solution.
- 1 bunch of asparagus, woody end trim
- extra virgin olive oil, due to light rain
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- wedge lemon, for diaphragm
Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the spears with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and spread out on a baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes or until spears are light, crisp and tender. Squeeze the lemon and enjoy.