8 Asparagus Recipes You'll Want to Devour

Wondering how to cook asparagus? Well Nicole is back sharing her 8 asparagus recipes you’ll want to devour!

Asparagus has never been my first vegetable of choice. I like it mind you, but I’ve only had it one way – drizzled with olive oil, some random seasoning to taste and roasted in the oven. That was it.

{Gasp!}

I have truly been missing out!

But you can now count me as an educated Asparagus lover after scouring fabulous food blogs for recipes that I can share with you, the fabulous readers of Tip Junkie. Additionally, the family and I will have the pleasure of enjoying my new found obsession with the many, many ways there are to enjoy this positively tasty, health boosting, spring vegetable.

Take a gander at the recipes I found and then head to the market for some fresh asparagus as well as your favorite ingredients seen here so you can make one of the dishes below tonight.

Grilled Asparagus

Smoky Grilled Asparagus (step-by-step photos) Asparagus spears coated in a smoky paprika infused marinade before grilling makes for a nice spin on this grilled side dish and a great addition to your Spring and Summer barbecues.

Grilled with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette If you’re looking for a pairing with your favorite seafood dish, this grilled asparagus recipe with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette is a wonderful compliment.

Grilled with Blood Orange Vinaigrette Blood oranges are a red hued, slightly sweeter tasting orange. Using the blood orange in a vinaigrette to top your grilled asparagus is a great way to add a seasonal spring touch to your dish. Blood oranges are often in season in the spring months. They are grown primarily in California and Texas. So now is the time to find those oranges and enjoy this version of grilled asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus with Gruyere & Smoked Paprika Adding the slightly nutty and sweet flavor of Gruyere with the Smoked Paprika for some spice and you have a tasty combination of flavors.

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Butter Breadcrumbs and Toasted Almonds Garlic, breadcrumbs and toasted almonds add additional crunch and flavor to your otherwise bland Asparagus. Eat it alone as a main dish or with your favorite fish – either way you’ll leave the table satisfied.

Wasabi Roasted Asparagus Wasabi is a Japanese Horseradish that leaves a spicy taste in your mouth. It’s an great way to add a simple twist to your Asparagus dish.

Asparagus Outside of the Box

Butter Bean Hummus Flat Bread with Asparagus, Brie & Caramelized Onions This recipe had me at the title. And I love a recipe that takes a potentially boring vegetable and combines it with beautifully tasty ingredients like butter bean hummus, brie and caramelized onions. I am in love. No really. This is on the menu for next week.

Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Proscuitto and Poached Egg Who knew that Asparagus could be paired with Egg? I found several recipes that included an egg in the mix! This one includes crispy Prosciutto which all ingredients together would make a fabulous meal!

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Post contributed by Nicole at Moments that Define Life. Nicole is a stiletto wearing, Cabernet sipping Mama to three girls. She has spent the bulk of her life being a bad cook. But, she has reformed her ways and vows to improve her skills each day in an effort to keep her husband. Her efforts are lost on her children, who respectfully prefer chicken nuggets and PB&J’s.


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  1. Wow… the Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Proscuitto and Poached Egg looks amazing. We’ve found a local producer of Proscuitto who does things humanely and sustainably. Will try this one for sure!

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