Saveur dubs asparagus “the ambassador of spring.” Even if there’s still snow on the ground where you are, asparagus has likely made it to your market, a sign of all the good things to come in warmer weather. It’s a very versatile vegetable, delicious raw, steamed, roasted or incorporated into a more complex dish.

asparagus 2015

Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Asparagus-Gruyere tart (or galette) with an asparagus-mint salad
  • Weeknight Reality: Roasted asparagus with grilled lemon chicken (or fish) and fresh herb salad OR pasta with asparagus
  • Need a Miracle: Grilled cheese with asparagus pesto (it’s easier than you think) and a green salad

Recipe Links

Parting Thought

Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
Peter Ustinov via BrainyQuote


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