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Spring Asparagus

Green spears signal the start of the season

Spring Asparagus

Spring Asparagus

When tender young asparagus start appearing in the grocery store produce section, it's a sure sign spring is here! So celebrate the season with these delicious asparagus recipes, guaranteed to shake off those winter blues.

Gingered Asparagus
We enjoy asparagus fresh from our garden every spring. Gingered Asparagus (pictured at right) is one of my favorite ways to serve it. It's great for those watching their fat intake and so fast to fix.
—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Crab Asparagus Quesadillas
This decadent combination features fresh asparagus and crabmeat with Mexican flare. These Crab Asparagus Quesadillas make eye-fetching appetizers and can even be served as the main course.
—Curtis Gunnarson, Sycamore, Illinois

Asparagus Tart
This lovely Asparagus Tart has a golden crust filled with a delightfully light egg bake that includes asparagus spears and Gruyere cheese. Serve it as an impressive side dish or a meatless main course.
—Mary Relyea Canastota, New York