It’s Friday — time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! Fresh asparagus is one of those foods that has a completely different taste and texture from its canned counterpart. (Eating asparagus from a can was something I never care to repeat!) Fortunately, fresh asparagus is versatile and simple to prepare.
Here are some ideas for how to prepare and serve this superfood!
There are many ways to cook fresh asparagus: boiling, grilling, roasting, broiling, sauteeing, stir-frying! It can also be eaten raw — try chopping it up and adding it to a green salad for extra crunch and nutrition!
Ina Garten’s Roasted Asparagus recipe can’t be beat. Roasting allows asparagus to keep its crispness and helps bring out its sweetness.
Try this recipe for parboiled asparagus; you just need olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and lemon zest, and it’s ready in ten minutes or less!
Here’s a fun way to serve this green veggie: Asian-style Chilled Asparagus is parboiled, then chilled in a sweet-and-sour mixture. Delicious!
Paula Deen has a yummy-looking recipe for Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus. This makes a pretty side dish that just might entice anti-veggie eaters to try asparagus!
This green Asparagus Salsa would be great to serve at a Christmas party, especially with a few diced tomatoes added at the end for extra festive color!
Asparagus can also be added to breakfast dishes like quiches or frittatas! Try this Asparagus Quiche recipe (which calls for Swiss cheese and bacon), or simply add some parboiled or steamed chopped asparagus to your favorite breakfast egg dish.
Cream of Asparagus Soup might not sound appealing, but this recipe is actually quite tasty. It only requires six ingredients, and it’s perfect for this chilly weather!
What’s your favorite way to serve fresh asparagus?