5 Delicious Ways to Use Fresh Asparagus

Yes, eating asparagus does make your pee smell. But once you’re past that, there are plenty of reasons to fill your plate with more of this spring superfood. The bright-green veggie is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and fiber. Thanks to all these nutrients, asparagus offers some serious health perks. Asparagus can help fight cancer, is good for your brain and can help you slim down.

This super-healthy veggie is…

1. Loaded with Nutrients

2. Can Help Fight Cancer

3. Packed with Antioxidants

4. A Brain Booster

5. A Natural Diuretic

From breakfast to dinner, we’ve rounded up some tasty ways to make the most of this crunchy, seasonal veggie. Here are 5 asparagus recipes we’re excited to make this spring.


Orzo Pasta with Grilled Asparagus

1. Orzo Pasta with Grilled Asparagus

This pasta dish celebrates spring flavours of sweet asparagus, snap peas, mint, feta cheese and lemon.

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Grilled Asparagus Salad

2. Grilled Asparagus Salad

Breaded crispy eggs take centre stage in this delicious spring salad with fresh asparagus and sherry vinaigrette.

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Asparagus and Radish Salad

3. Asparagus and Radish Salad

Anna Olson’s avocado and tarragon dressing works wonders on this crisp seasonal salad.

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Anna Olson’s Asparagus and Radish Salad


Giada’s Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles

4. Giada’s Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles

Picture these delicate bundles as a tasty spring side dish or served as part of an elegant Sunday brunch. Either way, you’re sure to win praises with Giada’s simple roast asparagus recipe.

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Spring Asparagus Tart

5. Spring Asparagus Tart

Showcase fresh, crisp asparagus with this stunning spring tart. Fill delicate, flaky puff pastry with fresh chives, tarragon, pencil asparagus and creamy mascarpone cheese.

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