Spring is here in the Northern hemisphere, and with it comes our eagerly-anticipated harvest of fresh spring asparagus. There’s nothing like crunching into a delectable, perfectly cooked spear of field-grown asparagus; the slimy, slightly grey-tinged jarred kind simply can’t hold a candle to it.
Below are twelve carefully-curated recipes from some of the powerhouses of the food industry; from Food and Wine magazine and website, to Conde Nast behemoth Bon Appetit, to the doyenne of fine style and taste, Martha Stewart, to the fun and informative websites Spend with Pennies, Delish and Food Network, each of these recipes are sure to please. While all the recipes below feature asparagus front and centre, there should be something to please everyone, whether carnivore or vegetarian, gluten/dairy-free aficionado to enthusiastically adventurous palate, gourmand to broke college student.
All photos are copyright of their respective websites, and borrowed with thanks.
Food and Wine website: Asparagus with Toasted Almonds and Garlic
Food and Wine website: Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Shortbread Coins
Bon Appetit magazine: Vegetarian Carbonara
Bon Appetit magazine: White Bean and Spring Vegetable Soup
Martha Stewart website: Asparagus Gruyere Tart
Martha Stewart website: Fettucine with Asparagus Ribbons
Delish website: Parmesan Asparagus Fries
Delish website: Cheesy Bacon Asparagus Casserole
Spend with Pennies website: Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus
Spend with Pennies website: Pickled Asparagus
Food Network.com website: Cavatelli with Asparagus
Food Network.com website: Slow Cooker Asparagus-Barley Risotto