10 Easy and Healthy Asparagus Recipes

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10 Easy and Healthy Asparagus Recipes

May 19, 2015 //

Whether you’re grilling, roasting, baking, or even blending it, asparagus is a versatile ingredient that can add a bit of elegance to any dish you make. Serve it cold in a salad or piping hot in pasta. Mix it with other veggies or let it shine on its own. Chop it up, keep it whole or slice it down the middle. However you make it, asparagus is a yummy, healthy treat.

1. Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

(Recipe from DamnDelicious.net)

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a simple, classic dish. This recipe keeps it simple with six ingredients and an 8- to 10-minute bake time. The result? Crispy asparagus that boasts a blend of citrus, garlic and cheesy flavors. A perfect side dish.

2. Asparagus Gruyere Tart

(Recipe from MarthaStewart.com)

There are other times when it’s nice to get a little fancy. Make this dish when you want to impress your family and friends. As sophisticated as this appetizer is, it’s also simple to make since it uses store-bought puff pastry. The rich, creamy, cheesy filling makes this a heavenly dish to bring to a dinner party.

3. Asparagus and Eggs

(Recipe from NaturallyElla.com)

Let your asparagus shine in the morning. This simple dish combines asparagus, eggs and optional cheese for a meal that can be enjoyed for either breakfast or dinner. You only need 20 minutes and a few ingredients to create this delicious dish.

4. Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara

(Recipe from ClosetCooking.com)

Asparagus and pasta go together like peanut butter and jelly. Add some mushrooms, bacon, Parmesan and garlic, and you have yourself a truly delicious meal. Pick up the produce for this dish at your local farmer’s market. From the creamy sauce to the colorful presentation, there’s nothing to dislike here.

5. Asparagus, Olives & Sun-Dried Tomato Loaf

(Recipe from SensesInTheKitchen)

Turn your asparagus into bread! This is a very hearty bread recipe that’s great for a picnic. It can be heated and served with soup or just sliced up and eaten cold. This is the kind of bread that’s so flavorful, you won’t need to top it with butter. Bring it to your next potluck and let the compliments roll in.

6. Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

(Recipe from AmysHealthyBaking.com)

Quiches have a way of getting really unhealthy really fast, but not this one. You’ll need four ingredients for this simple, high-protein dish. It also reheats well, so make it once and serve it for breakfast the next five days. The asparagus is cut into little rounds, which gives it a fun appearance.

7. Roasted Asparagus Avocado Soup

(Recipe from CookEatPaleo.com)

This is a delicious, creamy soup. Ingredients can be adapted to make this soup vegetarian or vegan. Asparagus are quick-roasted before they’re blended. Lemon adds a nice citrus touch. To double your asparagus fun, serve it up with the asparagus loaf we described above.

8. Crispy California Asparagus Straws

(Recipe from JoyOfKosher.com)

Asparagus wrapped in phyllo dough and Parmesan cheese makes a crispy, unexpected appetizer. Think Pigs in a Blanket but with asparagus instead. You can add prosciutto if you want, or keep them vegetarian. This dish takes under 20 minutes to make.

9. Savory Orange-Roasted Tofu and Asparagus

(Recipe from EatingWell.com)

Asparagus doesn’t always make its way into main dishes, but maybe it should more often. This diet-friendly dish is only 152 calories a serving and packed with 10 grams of protein, plus vitamins C and A, calcium and iron. Beyond that, it has a sweet, zesty flavor that you’ll want to return to every time you’re in the mood for Chinese food.

10. Quinoa with Asparagus, Fava Beans and Green Peas

(Recipe from TasteSpotting.com)

Here’s another healthy dish featuring asparagus. Try pairing it with salmon, chicken or tofu. The recipe is very simple: you just toss all the ingredients together. You can look for the ingredients at your local farmer’s market.

Kristen Forbes

Kristen Forbes is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon who enjoys hiking, running, vegetarian food, and intuitive eating. She is always on the lookout for innovative recipes, fun workouts, and new ideas for taking care of her body and mind.

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