16 Asparagus Recipes We Love

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 16 Asparagus Recipes We Love

Asparagus is hitting its peak season, which means those beautiful green, purple, and white stalks will be sitting pretty in farmers' markets at long last. Did you know that of the 300 varieties of asparagus out there, only 20 are actually edible? Lucky for us, the varieties that are safe to eat are easy to prepare and wonderfully flavorful.

Asparagus can take center stage in a dish or hang out on the side of the plate. Here are 16 recipes, and before you hit the kitchen, check out The Food Lab's asparagus field guide.

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Simple Grilled Asparagus »
Asparagus, Peas, Beans, and Fennel Salad »
Polenta Steaks With Asparagus Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes, And Burrata »
Broiled Asparagus with Cotija Cheese »
Tarragon Fennel Asparagus Tart »
Roast Asparagus With Long Pepper Gremolata »
Braised Asparagus »
Pickled Asparagus »
Creamy Asparagus, Basil, and Crème Fraîche Velouté »
Scallops With Asparagus And Sugar Snap Peas »
Asparagus Crab Soup »
Asparagus With Butter And Soy »
Asparagus Shandong-Style »
Asparagus With Crème Fraiche Mustard Sauce And Prosciutto »
Roasted Asparagus With Poached Eggs And Miso Butter »
Asparagus With Dijon Mustard Sauce And Chopped Hard Boiled Egg »

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