17 Asparagus Recipes You Didn't Think of Before

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17 Asparagus Recipes You Didn't Think of BeforeJudy Kim

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Asparagus is an underutilized vegetable that makes a great addition to any spring dish. You can roast it, air fry it, bake it or shred it and eat it raw in a salad. And that earthy spring taste goes well in pasta dishes, grain bowls, soups and more. Here are 17 asparagus recipes that you’ve probably never tried before, like adding it to a flatbread or a ramen noodle bowl.

Asparagus Pesto Pasta Salad

This unique salad is filled with bowtie pasta, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella tossed with fresh asparagus pesto and shaved Parmesan,” says Chef Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, FAND.” It's the perfect spring side dish, potluck dish-to-pass or enjoy it as a weeknight meal!”

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asparagus pesto pasta salad
The Healthy Epicurean

Creamy Asparagus Soup

This creamy asparagus soup is delicious, easy, and made with Greek yogurt instead of cream for a tangy flavor,” says Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN Cooking for One expert and owner of Nourish Nutrition Blog. “Plus it's done in just 25 minutes, so you can have a delicious quick dinner,” adds Clyde.

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creamy asparagus soup
Nourish Nutrition Blog

Air Fryer Parmesan Asparagus

“Making asparagus in the air fryer is incredibly quick and easy; in just 7 minutes you will have a crispy asparagus ready to enjoy,” says Lara Clevenger MSH, RDN, CPT. “You can also add some grated parmesan cheese to give it tons of flavor,” she says.

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air fryer parmesan asparagus
Lara Clevenger

One-Pot Asparagus Chard Ramen Noodle Bowl

“This One-Pot Asparagus Chard Ramen Bowl is brimming with fiber-rich vegetables and protein-packed tofu. It's a cozy plant-based dinner that also happens to be very filling and satisfying,” says Stephanie McKercher, MS, RDN, dietitian and food blogger at Grateful Grazer.

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one pot asparagus chard ramen bowl
Grateful Grazer

Easy Asparagus White Bean Salad

“This Easy Asparagus White Bean Salad with Dijon Dressing is an easy weekday lunch you can make in less than 30 minutes! Packed with plant based protein and fiber, this salad will help you stay full and energized all afternoon long,” says Chelsey Amer, MS, RD, cookbook author and owner of Chelsey Amer Nutrition.

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Chelsey Amer Nutrition

Spring Green Flatbread with Edamame Pesto

Kind of like a green version of pizza, the “sauce” is a freshly-prepared edamame pesto, offering so much inviting flavor and satisfying protein,” says Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, plant-forward culinary nutritionist and author of The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook.“And you’ll love being able to top it with spring’s best, like sautéed asparagus tips,” she adds.

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spring green flatbread with edamame pesto
Jackie Newgent

Roasted Spring Vegetables

“You’ve probably roasted veggies before, but have you roasted asparagus alongside fennel and radishes? This combo of perfectly seasoned veggies will heighten any meal,” says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Plant Based with Amy and Master the Media in Stamford, CT.

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Plant Based with Amy

Mushroom and Asparagus Quiche

Adding asparagus to quiche is a great way to take advantage of this fun, spring veggie, and it takes away some of the bitter flavor of asparagus when paired with warm cheeses, egg and mushroom,” says Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN, creator of Bucket List Tummy and Nutrition for Running. “This versatile recipe is great for a fun brunch, or just an easy meal at home, and is full of nutrition,” she adds.

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asparagus mushroom quiche
Bucket List Tummy

Eggs Benedict with Lighter Hollandaise Sauce

“Eggs benedict layered with turkey bacon and sauteed asparagus adds just the right crunch, flavor and nutrition to your anything-but-ordinary breakfast,” says Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND award winning nutrition expert and Wall Street Journal best selling author of Up Your Veggies.

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Toby Amidor Nutrition

Seasonal Farmer's Market Fried Quinoa

“For a better-for-you twist on takeout fried rice, this homemade version is made quinoa for extra protein and fiber. And for a bonus, you'll get to personalize it with your favorite seasonal veggies, like asparagus,” says Newgent.

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fried quinoa
Jackie Newgent

Goddess Bowls

Turn your veggie bowls up a notch with fresh spring asparagus. This simple bowl combines rown rice, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, avocado and chicken under a delicious homemade green goddess dressing.

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Best Creamy Feta-Lemon Penne With Asparagus

Combine delicious seasonal asparagus with pasta and a creamy Greek yogurt and feta sauce and you’ve got a simple weeknight meal that tastes like its from a restaurant. Not to mention that it’ll fill you up without weighing you down.

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creamy feta lemon penne with asparagus

Best Parmesan Asparagus Fries

We’ll have the fries, but make them green please. These asparagus spears are coated in a crispy parmesan panko coating to make them a mouth watering appetizer that is great for dipping in your favorite sauce.

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parmesan asparagus fries
Makinze Gore

Vegan Charred Lemon-Asparagus Risotto

Making risotto at home doesnt have to be overwhelming. This one pot meal is delicious and great for entertaining. And did we mention it’s vegan?

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vegan charred lemon asparagus risotto
Joel Goldberg

Caprese Asparagus

This baked asparagus topped with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil and a balsamic glaze is the perfect easy appetizer for an Italian feast. And since you can arrange it all on the pan, it makes for easy clean up!

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caprese asparagus
Chelsea Lupkin

Asparagus and Chive Tart

Asparagus, chives, cheese and eggs are layered on a buttery puff pastry for the ultimate spring appetizer. This is the perfect side for an Easter gathering!

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asparagus and chive tart
Judy Kim

Slow-Cooker Quinoa Risotto with Carrots and Asparagus

There’s nothing like a good slow cooker recipe that makes dinner for you while you’re out doing other things. This mixture of shredded chicken, quinoa, asparagus, carrots and peas is the ultimate healthy comfort food.

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slow cooker quinoa risotto
Ethan Calabrese

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