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Asparagus Recipes

Look for medium sized asparagus as the thicker varieties can be tough and woody. Select asparagus spears that are brightly colored, straight, round, and without strong odor. Colors may vary: green, white, or purple. The tips of the asparagus should be tightly closed. Look for asparagus that is uniform in thickness. This will allow for even cooking.

Asparagus is best stored in a jar or vase in the refrigerator with the roots in couple inches of water. Another way to store it that works well, especially if you plan to use it in the next couple of days, is wrapped in a paper towel and in a bag in your crisper drawer. Leave the top of the bag open so excessive moisture doesn’t develop as this will spoil the asparagus quickly.

I love a simple roasted asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper, but it tastes great in many other dishes, too.

Asparagus Prosciutto Puff Pastry Pizzas

Asparagus Prosciutto Puff Pastry Pizzas might sound fancy but they are super simple to prepare and packed with the flavors of fresh asparagus, prosciutto, sun dried tomatoes, ricotta, and parmesan. Save this recipe for Asparagus Prosciutto Puff Pastry Pizzas to Pinterest! I seriously LOVE asparagus. I’m always so excited when the temps start warming up a …

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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Walnut Dressing

Oven Roasted Asparagus is drizzled with a tasty lemon walnut dressing for simple, delicious and heart-healthy side dish. With spring getting closer, this Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Walnut Dressing is the perfect addition to your dinner table. Click HERE to save this recipe for Oven Roasted Asparagus! Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe As I’ve gotten older, I have …

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Asparagus and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Taking the ultimate comfort food and stepping it up by adding bacon (I mean, hello.), asparagus and some decadent aged white cheddar and extremely sharp cheddar cheese. Macaroni and Cheese doesn’t get much more decadent than this! Written by: Carla of Carla’s Confections Blog Be honest with me… do you like boxed Macaroni and Cheese? …

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Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Salad with Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette

Isn’t it funny how sometimes the simplest things taste the best? For example: I LOVE (read: am obsessed with) oatmeal.  Not fancy oatmeal either. Written by: Taylor Kiser of Food Faith Fitness A little bit of cinnamon, apples and just cook ‘er in the microwave, and I am one happy camper. I can eat it …

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Spring Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Spring is here, and that means asparagus! We can’t seem to get enough asparagus this year. I pick up a few bunches every time I go to the grocery store. As much as I love it simply roasted, I’ve discovered how much I love it thinly sliced and barely cooked. The asparagus maintains its beautiful …

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Orange Thai Beef Skewers + Orzo with Peppers and Asparagus

I can’t emphasize enough how much I love to grill during the warmer months. Little mess, easy prep, fast cooking (usually) – this is a great way for me to go during the week when we’re busy, leaving the more time consuming meals for the weekend. Colored bell peppers were on sale 4/$5 last week …

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Red Leaf Lettuce Salad with Asparagus, Berries, and Pear

This is the salad we had along with our Easter dinner. The recipe was adapted from one called Northwest Chicken Salad found in the Cooking for Two cookbook by Better Homes and Gardens. We received this cookbook as a wedding gift and used it a lot in our earlier years. The original salad is very …

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Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry in a Honey Ginger Sauce

Like most families, our family has finally decided that the time has come for us to start cutting back. That mean fewer unnecessary purchases, buying more of just what we need and not everything we want. I was so inspired when I read about Amy’s No Spend Challenge at MomAdvice.com (scroll to the bottom of …

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