Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus

One of my favorite vegetables in the spring is asparagus. Each year I look forward to seeing these lovely green vegetables show up in the grocery store (for a reasonable price) and in my parent’s garden. :) I can’t say I look forward to the pee smell, but that is a different story…haha!

A few days ago my husband and I arrived in Germany, after six months of being in Asia (and a bit in Australia). We are staying at friend’s house and I was overjoyed to see asparagus in his fridge. You can be sure I whipped up an Easter meal that included a big pot of sautéed asparagus. Since I’m not home to create an amazing spring asparagus dish to share with all of you, I have collected a few recipes that highlight my wonderful green friend.

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1. Polenta with Peas and Asparagus

Sarah from My New Roots can do no wrong in my eyes. Her blog is full of amazing recipes and information. I want to grow up to be like her. This perfect “spring on a plate” recipe is on the top of my list.

Polenta

2.  Spring Buckwheat Salad

Buckwheat is one of the grains that I am just learning to like. It was foreign to me a few years ago, but after hearing about it’s amazing benefits (and the fact it’s gluten free) I decided to incorporate it into my diet. The more I’ve had it, the more I like the nutty flavor and texture. This salad looks like a great way to enjoy buckwheat and spring vegetables.

Spring_asparagus_salad_6

3. Asparagus Soup

Boil asparagus with vegetable broth (or an organic bouillon cube and water) and then blend it up. Voila, a delicious spring soup. Drizzle some cream or coconut milk if you desire.

4. Carrots and Asparagus

Carrots and asparagus go really well together, like two peas in a pod. There is something about the combination of the two vegetables that are quite delightful.

Enjoy! Just remember, don’t blame me for your pee smell. ;)

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