Asparagus

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

This sweet-and-sour Asian-style noodle dish, filled with asparagus, is a lovely spring dinner offering. 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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Pasta with Asparagus and Arugula

bunch of asparagus

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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Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Fresh Peas

Fresh peas in the shell

I especially like this sprightly pasta salad made with orecchiette (“little ears”), a small, delicate pasta. Use very slender asparagus and you won’t need to scrape the stalks. more→

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Mushroom, Asparagus, and Artichoke Medley

This tasty little dish is good served an appetizer with thinly sliced baguette. It’s especially nice as a starter for springtime celebrations. more→

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Udon Noodles with Asparagus and Cashews

Thick, hearty udon noodles are intertwined with delicious cashews and tender asparagus in a light sauce. more→

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