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30 Fresh Asparagus Recipes to Celebrate Spring

30 Fresh Asparagus Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Fresh, locally grown asparagus is one of the first, surefire signs of spring and these 30 asparagus recipes celebrate the season in the most delicious ways!

30 Fresh Asparagus Recipes to Celebrate Spring // FoodNouveau.com

With modern logistics and a global economy, it’s possible to get almost anything any time of year here in North America—including asparagus. And yet, there is nothing like fresh, locally grown spring asparagus.

Whether it’s green or white asparagus, chefs and home cooks all over the continent look forward to the day they can get that first batch of tender spring shoots in their kitchen. Oh, what will they do with it? The possibilities are endless!

But to inspire you and help you narrow it down, I’ve rounded up 30 of the most delicious fresh asparagus recipes from around the web.

Asparagus with Gribiche Dressing // FoodNouveau.com

One of the easiest things to do with fresh asparagus is whip up a simple salad with a tangy dressing or some salty cheese that will highlight the asparagus flavor. Shaved Asparagus Salad with Burrata or a Lemony Asparagus Tomato Salad are just two you can try.

Asparagus also works beautifully in a tart or egg dish, making it a staple for spring brunches, Easter celebrations, or Mother’s Day. Make classic Eggs Benedict and serve the dish with bright green asparagus, or whip up a Baked Asparagus Frittata with Goat Cheese.

Pasta and risotto are classic ways to use asparagus. Embrace the season (and minimize food waste) with Springtime Penne with Asparagus Stem Pesto or make a simple Lemon Asparagus Risotto.

Toss asparagus into your favorite stir fry or sheet pan dinner—it’s a perfect companion to salmon or chicken! You can also try a luscious asparagus soup to start dinner or enjoy it for a light lunch.

But perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy asparagus is to make it the star attraction, such as in a classic yet simple Lemon Butter Asparagus dish or a beautiful plate of Asparagus with Gribiche Dressing.

However you choose to enjoy this fleeting spring treat, make the most of it while it lasts! These 30 asparagus recipes will help you do just that.



Asparagus Pasta and Risotto Recipes


1. Lemon Asparagus Risotto

by Food Nouveau

This creamy asparagus risotto combines zesty lemon with the iconic, bright green spring stalks. A delightful dish for special nights, but quick enough for weeknights, too!

Lemon Asparagus Risotto // FoodNouveau.com

2. Springtime Penne with Asparagus Stem Pesto

by Simple Bites 

This bright springtime penne dish is a low-waste, vegetarian recipe that highlights Mediterranean ingredients. The recipe can be adapted to use pantry staples such as artichokes or olives and produce ends.

Springtime Penne with Asparagus Stem Pesto by Simple Bites // FoodNouveau.com

3. Asparagus and Lemon Pasta

by Dishing Out Health 

This Asparagus and Lemon Pasta features a light, garlicky cream sauce and is topped with crispy lemon-basil panko. This Spring-forward, simple pasta dish is bursting with bright flavors. Ready in just 30 minutes!

Asparagus and Lemon Pasta by Dishing Out Health // FoodNouveau.com

4. Asparagus Macaroni and Cheese

by Recipes from a Pantry by Bintu 

This Asparagus Mac and Cheese recipe is the perfect dish for those days when you just want something simple but incredibly satisfying. It’s made with everyday ingredients, vegetarian, and a great comfort meal!

Asparagus Macaroni and Cheese by Recipes from a Pantry by Bintu // FoodNouveau.com

5. Northern Italian Asparagus Pasta

by The Pasta Project 

This Northern Italian asparagus pasta recipe is a delicious version of a typical Venetian way to combine asparagus with pasta. The recipe tosses beautiful asparagus tips with the pasta and blends the ends to use as a sauce. Genius!

Northern Italian Asparagus Pasta by The Pasta Project // FoodNouveau.com

6. Superfast Fresh Asparagus and Tuna Pasta

by Food Nouveau

This superfast yet scrumptious tuna and asparagus pasta dish comes together in minutes. Enjoy it hot or as a cold pasta salad!

Superfast Fresh Asparagus and Tuna Pasta // FoodNouveau.com


Asparagus Egg Dishes and Tart Recipes


7. Foolproof Eggs Benedict with Prosciutto and Asparagus

by Food Nouveau 

This foolproof eggs benedict recipe with prosciutto and asparagus contains tips and an easy blender hollandaise sauce to breezily make the popular brunch dish at home! 

Foolproof Eggs Benedict with Blender Hollandaise Sauce // FoodNouveau.com

8. Asparagus Tart

by House of Nash Eats 

Featuring delicious tender-crisp asparagus on a flaky, buttery puff pastry crust with plenty of cheese and Dijon mustard, this easy Asparagus Tart is casually elegant and perfect for brunches, showers & parties, potlucks, and more.

Asparagus Tart by House of Nash Eats // FoodNouveau.com

9. Asparagus Omelette Soufflé

by Running to the Kitchen

This asparagus omelette soufflé is a light and fluffy breakfast bursting with fresh spring ingredients like asparagus, green onions, and creamy tart goat cheese.

Asparagus Omelette Soufflé by Running to the Kitchen // FoodNouveau.com

10. Asparagus Frittata

by The Petite Cook

Bursting with flavor, this classic Italian asparagus frittata is the perfect spring recipe for a quick delicious meal!

Asparagus Frittata by The Petite Cook // FoodNouveau.com

11. Baked Asparagus Frittata with Goat Cheese

by Familystyle Food

This light and fluffy baked asparagus frittata recipe is made with egg whites, fresh asparagus, and soft goat cheese. It’s perfect as an appetizer, dinner, or brunch dish, as well as for your weekly healthy meal prep.

Baked Asparagus Frittata with Goat Cheese by Familystyle Food // FoodNouveau.com

12. Spring Pizza with Pesto, Asparagus, and Fresh Lemon Zest

by Little Ferrano Kitchen 

Get ready for spring dinners with this spring pizza with pesto, grilled asparagus, and fresh lemon zest and basil. This pretty pie can be made on a pizza stone or outdoor grill!

Spring Pizza with Pesto, Asparagus, and Fresh Lemon Zest by Little Ferrano Kitchen // FoodNouveau.com


Asparagus Side Dish Recipes


13. Asparagus with Gribiche Dressing

by Food Nouveau 

Gribiche dressing is a French condiment made with hard-boiled eggs and flavorful garnishes such as cornichons and capers. It’s the perfect dressing for fresh spring asparagus!

Asparagus with Gribiche Dressing // FoodNouveau.com

14. Oven-Roasted Asparagus, Whipped Ricotta, Honey

by Bacon is Magic

This oven-roasted asparagus dish is an easy recipe perfect for summer entertaining. Gooey, creamy, crunchy, salty, and sweet: your guests will go crazy for the flavors and textures in this casual dish!

Oven Roasted Asparagus, Whipped Ricotta, Honey by Bacon is Magic // FoodNouveau.com

15. Lemon Butter Asparagus

by Quiche My Grits 

Lemon Butter Asparagus is so yummy and versatile, it pairs well with just about any entree you can dream up. You won’t mind eating your veggies when you taste this delicious recipe!

Lemon Butter Asparagus by Quiche My Grits // FoodNouveau.com

16. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

by Little Sunny Kitchen 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a beautiful and elegant side dish that is simple to make and will impress your guests. Tender asparagus, wrapped with bacon and simply seasoned goes well with any main dish and is perfectly portioned for either a plated dinner or a family-style one.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus by Little Sunny Kitchen // FoodNouveau.com

17. Broiled Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese Sauce

by Delicious Little Bites 

Broiled Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese Sauce is the perfect side dish to serve all year long, but especially during the spring and summer months. This vegetarian recipe is easily completed in less than 15 minutes and provides a healthy dose of essential vitamins and minerals. The broiling technique used to cook the asparagus ensures a tender, crunchy and vibrant dish.

Broiled Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese Sauce by Delicious Little Bites // FoodNouveau.com

18. Soft-Boiled Egg and Fresh Asparagus Tartine

by Food Nouveau

This asparagus tartine combines thinly sliced asparagus with a runny egg and hummus to create a colorful, hearty, easy lunch!

Soft-Boiled Egg and Asparagus Tartine // FoodNouveau.com


Asparagus Salad Recipes


19. Lemony Asparagus Tomato Salad

by Running to the Kitchen 

This asparagus tomato salad is bursting with bright lemon flavor. Topped with sharp parmesan and fresh basil it’s the perfect way to ring in the spring season.

Lemony Asparagus Tomato Salad by Running to the Kitchen // FoodNouveau.com

20. Shaved Asparagus Salad with Burrata

by Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen 

Stunning and elegant, this verdant Shaved Asparagus Salad is packed with fresh herbs and late spring vegetables. Serve it with a creamy ball of fresh burrata and a simple vinaigrette.

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Burrata by Dish 'n' the Kitchen // FoodNouveau.com

21. Radish, Watercress, and Asparagus Salad

by Veggilicious 

Perfectly seasonal, this tasty radish, watercress, and asparagus salad makes the most of spring ingredients. Served with a lemony dressing.

Radish, Watercress, and Asparagus Salad by Veggilicious // FoodNouveau.com

22. Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Lemon and Chickpeas

by Familystyle Food 

This easy, flavorful Mediterranean orzo pasta salad recipe combines crunchy feta cheese, chickpeas, and lots of lemon. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, and delicious spring lunches and brunches!

Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Lemon and Chickpeas by Familystyle Food // FoodNouveau.com

23. Asparagus Salad with Tomatoes and Basil

by Windy City Dinner Fairy 

This asparagus salad with tomatoes and basil is the light and bright dish you need for spring! Perfect for a light lunch or fresh appetizer.

Asparagus Salad with Tomatoes and Basil by Windy City Dinner Fairy // FoodNouveau.com

24. Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Parmesan Salad

by Maple and Mango 

This delicious warm Spring salad recipe combines roasted asparagus, egg with oozing yolks, parmesan shavings, and toasted pine nuts. It’s a beautiful salad you can serve for breakfast, brunch, and lunch!

Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Parmesan Salad by Maple and Mango // FoodNouveau.com


Asparagus Recipes with Meat or Fish


25. Baked Chicken and Asparagus

by Familystyle Food 

Enjoy this quick and tasty chicken and asparagus recipe that’s ready to eat in about 30 minutes! This easy one-pan meal pairs baked boneless chicken breasts and fresh asparagus spears with a lemony, creamy pan sauce. Serve with pasta or all by itself for a low-carb dinner.

Baked Chicken and Asparagus by Familystyle Food // FoodNouveau.com

26. Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

by Budget Delicious 

Asparagus stuffed chicken breast is easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. This one-pan dinner is a filling and satisfying chicken recipe that everyone will love!

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast by Budget Delicious // FoodNouveau.com

27. Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

by Food Nouveau 

This aromatic cashew chicken stir-fry is good for you, yet it’s also as flavorful as any fat- and sodium-loaded take-out number. This dish comes together in flash, making it a perfect weeknight meal!

Cashew, Asparagus, and Chicken Stir-Fry // FoodNouveau.com

28. Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils, and Asparagus

by My Kitchen Love 

This healthy, quick, and effortless Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils, and Asparagus recipe makes an easy meal prep dish or a healthy dinner option for busy families.

Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils, and Asparagus by My Kitchen Love // FoodNouveau.com


Asparagus Soup Recipes


29. Asparagus Soup with Cream and Chives

by Nourished Kitchen 

This elegant, bright green asparagus soup is creamy but light, and rich with the grassy green herbaceous flavor of the spring stalk and aromatic leeks.

Asparagus Soup with Cream and Chives by Nourished Kitchen // FoodNouveau.com

30. Chilled Asparagus and Leek Bisque

by The Roasted Root 

Chilled asparagus and leek bisque is a refreshing, healthy soup perfect for spring and summer entertaining.

Chilled Asparagus and Leek Bisque by The Roasted Root // FoodNouveau.com

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  1. Thank you so much for including my asparagus salad – what a wonderful collection of springtime inspiration x