Asparagus is the king of the spring crop, and we’re big fans. Prep these 15 asparagus recipes for healthy dinners all week-long.
Spring has sprung, and everything’s coming up green — especially asparagus.
We’re quite fond of this stalky superfood veg, which is essentially a mascot for spring. We love it simple and sweet when it’s roasted with just a squeeze of lemon, drizzled with browned butter and nuts, but also in pastas for dinner and salads for lunch, and for brunch in quiches, frittatas and tarts.
Asparagus may make our pee smell weird, but that won’t keep us away.
Because it’s in season right now and we can’t get enough of those tender emerald spears, we’re switching gears to dinner tine with 15 asparagus recipe ideas for your main meal if you feel the same.
You get the idea. Now get cooking!
Spring is in the air and under the puff pastry crust too, in my lightened-up comfort food classic: chicken pot pie with asparagus and mushrooms.
Have dinner on your table in just 20 minutes with this healthy shrimp and asparagus pasta with garlic, lemon and parmesan from Salt and Lavender.
Stir-fries are a no-brainer for weeknights because they’re quick and healthy. This one with tender chunks of chicken, cremini mushrooms and asparagus takes just 10 minutes to prep and features a killer ginger-garlic sauce from Fox and Briar.
Sheet pan dinners and 30-minute meals are our favorite weeknight secret weapons and this recipe with bruschetta chicken, potatoes, and asparagus is the best of both worlds from Little Spice Jar.
One pot is all you need to make this cheesy orzo with chicken, spinach, and asparagus that makes awesome leftovers (here, here for minimal cleanup!) from Spoonful of Flavor.
Lightly-breaded parmesan-crusted chicken and tender stalks of asparagus get baked in the oven and then drizzled with a quick honey-lemon glaze in this sheet pan dinner from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Asparagus, salmon poached in dill, and farfalle are cloaked in the most heavenly meyer lemon and parmesan cream sauce that we promise is worth every. single. calorie. from Foodiecrush.
Add some fish or chicken to this gorgeous Mediterranean chopped salad if you must, but it’s pretty hearty and just as lovely on its own from The View from Great Island.
You’re going to wanna make this healthy but comforting 30-minute one-pot chicken and rice with spring veggies a weeknight staple from Healthy Seasonal Recipes
You only need a few ingredients for this super easy and healthy dinner, made with pesto (which you can buy at the store), tortellini, chicken thighs, and sun-dried and cherry tomatoes from Julia’s Album.
Coconut rice gets topped with a medley of green veggies, fresh herbs, and an addictive soy-lime dressing in this vegetarian winner from Completely Delicious.
Have your shrimp and veggies already prepped and you can throw this blackened shrimp salad with a light and creamy lemon pepper yogurt dressing together in just 10 minutes from Cafe Delites.
Yes there’s pasta, and yes there is butter and cheese, but this magical 30-minute, one-pot ravioli with a creamy lemon-garlic sauce, shrimp, asparagus, and peas has been lightened-up, so you don’t need to feel guilty about this awesome dinner decision from Carlsbad Cravings.
The only possible way to improve upon a classic cobb salad is to dress it up for spring, throw in some crispy garlic chickpeas (that you will want to eat like potato chips), and drizzle it all with a honey lemon vinaigrette from How Sweet Eats.
Drown out your weeknight woes with this baked sesame glazed salmon and asparagus (one sheet pan, just 30 minutes) from Creme de la Crumb.
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This past Friday (being that it’s Lent) I made a Frittata w/asparagus, Crimini mushrooms, onions, & (canned) artichokes for dinner, with a lrg.
Whenever I think Spring, I always think of beautiful fresh & delicious young asparagus (& also daffodils, ha, ha). All of these lovely asparagus recipes look & sound amazing, so I can’t decide which one I’ll make first. I’m saving them, so that eventually I’ll make them all very soon. This past Friday (being that it’s Lent) I made a Frittata w/asparagus, Crimini mushrooms, onions, & (canned) artichokes for dinner, with a lrg. green Italian salad & cheesy garlic bread. IMO, you can never have too many veggies! Thanks for your terrific recipes, Heidi, and Happy Easter to you & your family.
nice set of recipes, thank you, the ravioli, peas, etc in one pot may and the chicken pot pie asparagus recipes might be the most inspired!
I love all of these recipes using this seasonal vegetable. Thanks for compiling them all in one area.
Ashley @ Foodie Crush
You bet Stepanie! Thanks for reading