Asparagus

Asparagus, Squash, and Red Bell Pepper Sauté

Asparagus, squash, and red bell pepper sauté

An appealing vegetable trio — asparagus, zucchini or summer squash, and red bell peppers — is enlivened by a wine-scented sauté. This colorful veggie side dish is perfect for embellishing everyday meals as well as spring holiday dinners. 
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Asparagus with Mustard-Dill Sauce

Asparagus with mustard sauce

I think about this recipe all winter, as I look forward to spring. It only takes ten minutes to prepare. Recipe by Devra Gartenstein, from Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes, by permission of The Book Publishing Company. more→

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Cream of Leek and Asparagus Soup

Cream of leek and asparagus soup recipe

This delicate spring soup of leeks and asparagus tastes even better if made a day ahead. It’s a light first course for a festive spring holiday meal (Easter or Passover), or as an everyday kind of soup served with sandwiches or wraps. more→

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Simple Sesame-Roasted Asparagus

sesame roasted asparagus

Sometimes simple can be sublime, as in the case of this basic side dish of sesame-roasted asparagus. Roasting brings out the special flavor of asparagus like nothing else can. Aside form enjoying this just as is, you can also cut the asparagus up once it’s roasted, and toss into a mixed greens salad or into cooked grains.

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Pasta with Asparagus and Marinated Artichoke Hearts

bunch of asparagus

This simple pasta dish, filled with flavorful asparagus and artichokes,  is sure to please at the dinner table in late spring and early summer. Serve with a salad featuring chickpeas (I especially like this with Chickpea Salad with Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes, and Basil) and fresh corn on the cob. more→

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Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Peas

slender asparagus spears

For this simple and delectable dish of pasta, asparagus and peas, use slender asparagus and you won’t need to scrape the stalks. If you still believe that asparagus should be a harbinger of spring (even though it’s in the market nearly year-round now), make this dish a tradition by serving it every April or May.

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Cold Asparagus in Mustard Vinaigrette

Asparagus

Slender stalks of asparagus are a delightful sign of spring, and benefit nicely from the tang of a mustard dressing. more→

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Linguine with Asparagus and Portabella Mushrooms

Portabellas and other mushrooms

This quick Italian-style vegan pasta dish features fresh asparagus, which gives it a springtime touch, and portabella mushrooms, which makes it substantial. Try a flavored variety of linguine to further jazz up this dish. more→

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