Asparagus

Pasta with Asparagus and Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Pasta with asparagus and artichoke hearts

This simple pasta dish, filled with flavorful asparagus and artichokes, is sure to please in late spring and early summer. This can be served warm or at room temperature. 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. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Peas

Vegan creamy pasta with asparagus and peas

For this simple and delectable dish of pasta, asparagus and peas, use slender asparagus and you won’t need to scrape the stalks. With its creamy sauce (made of silken tofu), you can think of it as a kind of vegan alfredo, boosted by lots of veggies. more→

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Marinated Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette

Asparagus in mustard vinaigrette salad

Slender stalks of asparagus are a delightful sign of spring, and benefit nicely from the tang of a mustard dressing. This simple room temperature preparation makes a nice first course for any kind of meal for everyday or company. more→

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Pasta with Asparagus and Arugula

Pasta with asparagus, tomato and arugula

Mellow asparagus and bold arugula contrast nicely in this simple yet delicious pasta dish. It’s perfect springtime fare, though you can enjoy it year round. Complete the meal simply with a big salad (add chickpeas or beans for protein) and a fresh whole grain bread. 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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Thai Asparagus Treat

Asparagus bundles

Tender asparagus shoots are a welcome sign of spring, and Thai seasonings provide a wonderful way to enjoy them. Peel the lower part of the stalks before slicing if the skin is thick and tough. Recipe from Stir Crazy! by Susan Jane Cheney. more→

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Sweet-and-Sour Soba Noodles with Asparagus

Fresh asparagus in a bowl

This sweet-and-sour Asian-style noodle dish featuring lots of fresh asparagus is a lovely spring dinner offering. Serve with a simple tofu dish such as Sweet and Savory Sautéd Tofu, and a platter of raw veggies. more→

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Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus

This gorgeous green asparagus soup is a nice introduction to festive spring meals. more→

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