Asparagus side dishes are always a delicious complement to spring and summer meals. As soon as those gorgeous green stalks make their first appearance, you’ll be wanting to add asparagus recipes to your menu plan every week. From a vegetable to serve with your Easter ham, to the perfect accompaniment to a steak on the grill and more, you just need to check out 16 of the best asparagus recipes to make all season long.
This green veggie is one of the first signs of spring. And the season goes straight through the summer. That means there is plenty of time to enjoy it prepared in a variety of different ways.
How to Cook Asparagus
- How to roast asparagus: With a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, then just pop it in the oven. Keep it plain and simple, drizzle it with balsamic vinegar, or even add it to a Caramelized Leek Asparagus Salad.
- How to grill asparagus: Same deal with keeping it basic, or wrap it in bacon or prosciutto or cover it with cheese like this Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Manchego Cheese.
- How to bread asparagus: You can make it, fry it, or use your air fryer, and coat it with bread crumbs or a gluten free option, like Cornmeal-Crusted Asparagus.
- Add it to another dish: Asparagus is delicious in a risotto, added to potatoes, on a salad, or even this Roasted Asparagus Quinoa Pilaf.
And there are so many more options. In fact, I’m sure you’ll be stalking this entire collection of easy asparagus recipes and side dishes!
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About the Author:
Brianne is a Chemical-Engineer-turned-stay-at-home-mom and is now the recipe developer, photographer, writer, and publisher behind the blog Cupcakes & Kale Chips. When she is not chasing around two crazy-fun boys, she is in the kitchen whipping up everything from healthy, everyday snacks, sides, and meals to rich, indulgent treats, because it’s all about balance, you know, like ice cream & cauliflower, cookies & quinoa… Cupcakes & Kale Chips! Keep up with her favorite foodie finds on Pinterest!