Every season has a flavor all its own, and this month is all about asparagus. After steaming, roasting, or grilling, crisp-tender asparagus needs just the purest ingredients -- a drizzle of olive oil, squirt of lemon, or sprinkle of cheese -- to make it shine. Here are 20 of our best asparagus recipes for you to try.
Side dishes don't get any easier than this. Simply toss asparagus with sliced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast until tender and nutty.
A simple dressing of olive oil, lemon zest, and thyme lets the fresh flavor of asparagus shine in this spring side dish.
For rich and tangy flavor, toss asparagus with creamy mustard-dill sauce. A dusting of Parmesan adds a salty bite.
Parmesan adds deep, nutty flavor to tender asparagus; sprinkle with lemon zest for freshness.
Fresh herbs, lemon, and tender veggies make this creamy side dish sparkle with spring flavor.
Transform boiled asparagus into something special with a rich sauce of whipping cream, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and green onions.
Steamed asparagus is wrapped in provolone cheese and prosciutto, then drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and sesame seeds put an Asian spin on chilled asparagus.
Crisp-tender roasted asparagus is delicious on its own, but when sprinkled with salty Parmesan cheese, it becomes a dinner party-worthy side dish.
Great for a meatless dinner, or special (and easy) enough for brunch, this dish is a cross between a frittata and a strata. English muffins are baked right in with the eggs.
A combination of both oranges and lemons add complexity to this garlic- and tarragon-seasoned asparagus.
Top this velvety soup with sautéed asparagus and crisp, honey-drizzled bacon for a warming weeknight supper.
This flavorful strata can be assembled the night before. Just add the eggs when you wake up and pop it in the oven.
Simmer asparagus and mushrooms in white wine, and then toss with linguine for a delicious, 20-minute dinner.
This six-ingredient dish is versatile enough for brunch or as both a vegetable and starch dinner side.
Packed full of colorful vegetables, this fresh-flavored egg dish is perfect for brunch.
Dress up asparagus spears with a simple yogurt-mayonnaise dressing brightened with citrus.
This quick and easy recipe has just three ingredients, making it ideal for a last-minute party appetizer.
Lemon zest and fresh parsley add brightness to both baked salmon and asparagus.