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The Best Asparagus Recipes You Can Eat This Spring

Let's enjoy asparagus every way we can think of this spring.
03/26/2012 09:01am ET | Updated April 12, 2016

Even though it’s available all year long, asparagus can easily be considered the star of the spring season -- that's when it tastes the best. Steamed, boiled, sauteed, roasted, grilled -- asparagus takes on different qualities, however you cook it. Roasting and grilling turns asparagus almost sweet. Steamed or boiled, asparagus retains the vegetable's natural flavor.

For most preparations, tender asparagus spears are the way to go -- their delicate texture makes them great for salads and even eaten raw. But the thicker ones do have their place; they stand up better to cooking methods like grilling.

Mediterranean in origin, asparagus is now grown in almost every corner of the world, including Mexico, Peru, China, and Chile, and then shipped to supermarkets everywhere. But you’ll never find fresher, tastier stalks than those sold in your local farmers' markets.

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Spring Greens Asparagus And Ricotta Pasta
Foodie Crush
2
Asparagus & Spring Onion Croque Monsieur
Alexandra Cooks
3
Ham, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata
Bell'alimento
4
Baked Asparagus Risotto
A Beautiful Mess
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5
Bacon Wrapped Caramelized Sesame Asparagus
How Sweet It Is
6
Scrambled Egg And Roasted Asparagus Toasts
Foodie Crush
7
Asparagus Bearnaise
Macheesmo
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8
Roasted Sesame Asparagus Toasts With Poached Eggs
How Sweet It Is
9
Smoked Salmon With Asparagus Tartar
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10
Slow Butter Braised Asparagus
Steamy Kitchen
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Springtime Veggie Skillet Lasagna
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12
Gratin Of Asparagus With Cheese Béchamel
Manger
13
Smoky Pickled Asparagus
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Orecchiette Carbonara With Asparagus
Alexandra Cooks
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15
Bacon, Egg And Asparagus Personal Pizzas
How Sweet It Is
16
Asparagus With Egg, Parmesan And Lemon
Arctic Garden Studio
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Asparagus With Young Garlic And Horseradish
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18
Bulgur Salad with Spinach, Pine Nuts and Asparagus
Bev Cooks
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Miso Ginger Asparagus
Steamy Kitchen
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20
Indian Lentil Saute with Kale and Asparagus
Bev Cooks
21
Spring Risotto Of Asparagus, Peas And Ramps
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Seared Salmon With Mushrooms And Asparagus Over Coconut Noodles
Bev Cooks

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