Quick and Healthy Asparagus Recipes
Lamb Fatah with Asparagus
You'd be hard-pressed to find a dish more appetizing than this lamb, couscous, and asparagus dinner. A full pound of asparagus isn't the only fresh ingredient in this meal, either—we also snuck in red sweet pepper and a few sprigs of oregano. This skillet dinner will take you just 35 minutes, tops, so you can whip it up on even your busiest weeknights.
Roasted Asparagus, Fish, and Bay Leaves
This dish has it all—it makes white fish fillets for the main dish and comes with a side of roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes, all in under 30 minutes. Oh, and did we mention it only takes one pan? This fast, fresh, and healthy dinner is simply unbeatable.
Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper
One skillet, six ingredients, 20 minutes. If we hadn't done it ourselves, we would've thought it was impossible, but this chicken dinner delivers. Crispy bacon and chicken thighs bring the protein, while fresh asparagus and summer squash make this skillet super veggie-filled. If you want to add a serving of grains, serve over pasta, rice, or quinoa.
Asparagus Noodle Bowl
Mix up your usual weeknight dinner menu and twirl your fork through this loaded pasta bowl, complete with crispy bacon, chicken breast, and plenty of fresh asparagus. To make each bowl look picture-perfect, add the pasta first, then the sliced chicken, and finish with bright green asparagus spears and crunchy bacon.
Lunch time, here we come! Not only are these asparagus falafel patties delicious, but you can also easily make them the night before, then tote them to work the next day for a quick and healthy lunch. You just might end up having to share the recipe with your coworkers.
Asparagus-Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Yes, we're calling this recipe a breakfast sandwich, but we also give you permission to enjoy it at any time of day. After all, the easy combo of mashed avocado, fresh asparagus, and hard-cooked eggs is just too tasty to save for breakfast only. If you do choose to make it for breakfast, hard-cook the eggs and steam the asparagus a few days in advance to help you get out the door faster on busy mornings.
Battered Asparagus & Ham Hoagies
We're willing to bet you've never had a hoagie quite like this before. Spread each roll with mayo and broil for a few minutes to give them a nice crunch, then top with a generous smear of homemade aioli, breaded asparagus, and prosciutto. These sandwiches are great for a leisurely weekend lunch, but they're also a delicious way to shake up your usual dinner rotation.
Roasted Asparagus & Salmon
This gorgeous salmon and asparagus platter will always have a place at our table. Serve up smoked salmon and soft-cooked eggs at brunch if you're looking for a break from bagels and lox, or assemble this gorgeous plate of veggies and proteins for a stunning weeknight dinner.
Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables
You can't go wrong with chicken and veggies, especially with a homemade balsamic dressing drizzled on top. Serve chicken tenders over a bed of asparagus with shredded carrots and tomato slices for a meal that's as tasty as it is healthy.
Asparagus and Shrimp Salad
If you want to keep dinner light, this asparagus and shrimp salad is the way to go. It's full of fresh ingredients such as asparagus and mixed greens, and is topped with a light and flavorful homemade dressing. Plus, a few skillet-cooked shrimp on top never hurts.
This dish is green as far as the eye can see! We brightened up creamy, dreamy risotto by adding an entire garden's worth of fresh ingredients. Fresh basil, spinach, asparagus, English peas, and zucchini all have a part to play in this veggie-packed dish. Top with cherry tomatoes for a burst of juiciness and an extra pop of color.
Asparagus and Prosciutto Frittata
This is a picture-worthy breakfast skillet if we've ever seen one! This frittata is simple enough to make and serve on a busy morning, but hearty enough to qualify as a yummy breakfast-for-dinner dish. In addition to plenty of fresh asparagus, we also mixed chopped prosciutto and cheddar cheese in with our eggs.
Spaghetti with Seared Asparagus
White asparagus makes an appearance here, seared on top of a heaping plate of spaghetti. Toss in a few toasted hazelnuts and a handful of panko bread crumbs to give this dish some crunch, and be sure to serve with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top.
Lemony Spinach Pesto
If you love dishes that are all homemade, this is the side for you! It starts with all fresh ingredients (think asparagus, spinach, and a lemon), and ends with homemade pesto served over steamed asparagus with a poached egg on top. Naturally, we're going back for seconds.
Gingered Vegetable-Tofu Stir-Fry
Yes, you can make stir-fry at home—and you don't even need a wok! Cook this asparagus, summer squash, and tofu dish in a large skillet with plenty of soy sauce and fresh ginger for Asian-inspired flavors. To make this meal just like your favorite takeout, serve over a mountain of brown rice (and break out your chopsticks!).
Asparagus Spring Rolls
If you want to show off fresh asparagus in a totally new way, using them as the main filling in these unique spring rolls is sure to impress. Wrapping them up with strips of ham and egg makes these rolls hearty enough for a meal, while adding a little crushed red pepper brings the heat. Serve with a homemade lime aioli for dipping, and watch your spring rolls disappear!
One look at this garlic-roasted asparagus, and we're in love. You probably already have most of the ingredients for this super-simple roasted asparagus recipe on hand, so there's no reason not to include it alongside dinner tonight.
Asparagus-Snap Pea Stir-Fry
Stir-fry is known for being speedy, and this quick asparagus side is no exception. Quick-cook a huge bowl full of veggies—including sweet peppers, onion, snap pea pods, and fresh asparagus—all together with plenty of seasonings for an Asian-inspired dish that just might steal the show at dinnertime.