10 Easy Asparagus Recipes (and 10 More Reasons to Love Spring)

By Jeanette Morelan on April 5, 2016

It’s asparagus season! In homage to one of our favorite springtime gems, we’ve rounded up a batch of crowd-pleasing recipes from the Relish.com archives, starring—you guessed it—fresh asparagus.

1

Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp, Asparagus and Mushrooms

social interactions

Blanched asparagus adds just the right amount of green to this rich combination of shrimp, fettuccine, and mushrooms in cream sauce.

Relish

2

Lemony Asparagus and Chicken Pasta Toss

social interactions

This bright and flavorful pasta can be enjoyed hot or cold, so it travels beautifully—perfect for a picnic or work lunch.

Relish

3

Asparagus and Parmesan Tart

social interactions

This light appetizer pairs well with mixed spring greens or fresh fruit.

Relish

4

Colorful Orzo Veggies

social interactions

Asparagus, bell peppers, green onion, tomatoes and zucchini combine with toasted orzo for a hearty, satisfying side.

Relish

5

Snap Peas, Asparagus and Zucchini Sauté

social interactions

Basil and lemon juice add bright flavor to this simple warm-weather vegetable sauté.

Relish

6

Barley Risotto with Asparagus and Lemon

social interactions

This recipe features pearl barley simmered in white wine and mixed with asparagus, peas, and fresh lemon zest.

Relish

7

Stir-Fried Pork with Asparagus

social interactions

Whip up this simple stir-fry for a flavorful-yet-healthy weeknight dinner.

Relish

8

Risotto with Prosciutto and Asparagus

social interactions

This traditional Italian dish pairs fresh seasonal asparagus with salty prosciutto.

Relish

9

Nicoise Potato Salad with Tuna

social interactions

Take a culinary adventure to France with this springtime salad, featuring red potatoes, asparagus, tuna, and radishes.

Relish

10

Primavera Quiche

social interactions

Asparagus and other seasonal vegetables—fennel, spring onion, and carrots—are the stars of this quiche. We can't think of a better springtime brunch main.

Relish