Slideshow: 22 Asparagus Recipes We Love

Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas, with Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette
Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas, with Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette
A delicious green salad with the classic combo of asparagus and eggs. Feel free to use whatever fresh green vegetables you can find.

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[Photograph: J Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Midnight Asparagus with Creamy Eggs
Midnight Asparagus with Creamy Eggs
One of the easiest and most satisfying ways to enjoy fresh asparagus is to pair it with an egg (or four eggs, as demonstrated here).

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Jim Lahey's Bird's Nest Pie
Jim Lahey's Bird's Nest Pie
Created at Jim Lahey's pizzeria Co., this springtime pizza is made with no-knead pizza dough, topped with grated parmesan and thinly shaved asparagus stalks.

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[Photograph: Squire Fox]

Asparagus with Crème Fraiche Mustard Sauce and Prosciutto
Asparagus with Crème Fraiche Mustard Sauce and Prosciutto
The key to this dish is as simple as whole-grain mustard stirred into crème fraiche and lightened with a little lemon juice—somehow just as satisfying as hollandaise but far quicker, lighter, and simpler. The silky prosciutto and tender asparagus are the perfect vehicles for a sauce smothering.

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[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Spring Vegetable Risotto With Asparagus, Zucchini, Fava Beans, Snap Peas, and Morels
Spring Vegetable Risotto With Asparagus, Zucchini, Fava Beans, Snap Peas, and Morels
A perfect spring time vegetarian dish. You can use any type of risotto-style rice.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Charred Asparagus Tacos with Creamy Adobo and Pickled Red Onions
Charred Asparagus Tacos with Creamy Adobo and Pickled Red Onions
This recipe puts a delicious spin on the classic vegetarian taco.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, and Bread Salad with Olive-Caper Dressing
Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, and Bread Salad with Olive-Caper Dressing
A hearty vegetarian bread salad with asparagus and zucchini.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Grilled Asparagus with Almond-Parsley Gremolata
Grilled Asparagus with Almond-Parsley Gremolata
Top grilled asparagus with a complex-tasting (but easy to make) almost-pesto that's crunchy from toasted almonds, grassy from fresh parsley, punchy from raw garlic and crushed red pepper flakes, and bright from lemon zest.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Whole Roast Trout with Potatoes and Asparagus
Whole Roast Trout with Potatoes and Asparagus
A quick and simple dish of baby new potatoes and asparagus, along with a perfectly crisp trout, perfumed with lemon and thyme.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Creamy Asparagus, Basil, and Crème Fraîche Velouté
Creamy Asparagus, Basil, and Crème Fraîche Velouté
Asparagus and vegetable broth spiked with sweet shallots, basil, and a touch of crème fraîche get blended together as a creamy, thick, verdant, fresh, and ever so slightly tangy soup that tastes abundantly healthful and hearty.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Asparagus Crab Soup (Sup Mang Tay Cua)
Asparagus Crab Soup (Sup Mang Tay Cua)
This is similar to Vietnamese egg drop soup. The crab meat and asparagus give the soup some freshness and a little sweetness, and the fish sauce and charred onion bring in some funk. It's a perfectly light warm weather meal.

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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Broiled Asparagus with Cotija Cheese
Broiled Asparagus with Cotija Cheese
Olive oil, salt, and pepper, lemon, and some nice sharp grating cheese drizzled atop broiled asparagus—a simple dish with a flavorful punch.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Simple Grilled Asparagus
Simple Grilled Asparagus
The high heat of a grill instantly starts caramelizing and charring asparagus' sugars while allowing the bulk of it to remain crisp and sweet. Smoky + sweet + crisp + easy = huge win for all backyard chefs.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Pickled Asparagus
Pickled Asparagus
Celebrate asparagus season by pickling up a batch of fresh stalks to reserve for those months of the year that our favorite spring veggie is no longer as abundant.

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Scallops with Asparagus & Sugar Snap Peas
Scallops with Asparagus & Sugar Snap Peas
The combination of fresh asparagus and sugar snap peas just screams spring! Both main ingredients only need a few minutes in a hot pan, and they come out bright green and perfectly tender. The inherent sweetness of the scallops plays well with the vegetables.

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Asparagus Shandong-Style
Asparagus Shandong-Style
Asparagus is cooked until just crisp-tender, while the soy sauce and various oils add a touch of salt and heat without ever overwhelming the vegetable itself. This is simple cooking at its best.

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[Photograph: Kristen Swensson Sturt]

Asparagus with Dijon Mustard Sauce and Chopped Hard Boiled Egg
Asparagus with Dijon Mustard Sauce and Chopped Hard Boiled Egg
Looking for Easter lunch inspiration? This springy salad of bright green asparagus spears and chopped hard boiled eggs in a creamy Dijon mustard sauce is just the ticket, a departure from the leafy green first course or a pleasant accompaniment to the main dish.

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