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    Chilled Asparagus with Basil Cream

    My family loves chilled asparagus. It's the perfect veggie to have on a warm night, or any night for that matter. My kids like this side dish so much that they snack on leftovers while watching TV at night. —Melissa Puccetti, Rohnert Park, California

    Vegan Quinoa Salad

    2 reviews

    Toasting the grain before it simmers isn't essential, but it does add a pleasant nuttiness to the flavor of this...


    Greek Asparagus Salad

    Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables, but my family gets bored with it. So I developed a tasty...


    Crunchy Asparagus Medley

    1 review

    This savory side dish made a special appearance at our Hawaiian dinner. But I've also been know to prepare it...


    Cheesy Asparagus Soup

    2 reviews

    Asparagus lovers will be delighted with this soup. It starts with lots of cooked fresh asparagus to which I add...

    Asparagus & Corn Quiche

    2 reviews

    My mom loves quiche, so for Mother's Day one year I created my own quiche recipe for her. I've been...


    Asparagus & Snap Pea Salad

    1 review

    Perfect for when you're expecting a large number of guests for dinner, this salad boasts springtime flavors. It's usually the...

    Asparagus with Sesame

    3 reviews

    This recipe turns a super spring vegetable into a more special one. It's nice to treat myself to a 'fancy'...


    Rosemary Asparagus

    1 review

    This is a nice alternative to plain asparagus. It's a simple, flavorful way to dress them up.—Mavis Diment, Marcus, Iowa


    Stir-Fried Asparagus

    2 reviews

    This recipe is a fresh-tasting, nicely seasoned vegetable side dish that's a cinch to prepare. It puts to good use...


    Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

    8 reviews

    Pair any entree with this fresh side dish for a truly succulent meal. With subtle garlic, melted butter and a...

    Baked Asparagus Dip

    5 reviews

    Since I'm from Wisconsin, I thought it was only logical to put together a vegetable and a cheese—two of the...


    Asparagus in Corn Crepes

    It's impressive on a buffet, but this dish is not as complicated as it looks. Thin sweet corn pancakes are...


    Feta-Topped Asparagus

    For a unique take on the versatile veggie, I jazz up steamed asparagus with crumbled feta cheese and red onion....


    Asparagus Tomato Stir-Fry

    2 reviews

    The recipe for this pretty medley comes from Elizabeth MacAulay in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. "Last spring, when asparagus was...


    Asparagus Cashew Stir-Fry

    6 reviews

    When I'm in the mood for Chinese food, I turn to this snappy recipe. The colorful nutty dish is sure...

    Parmesan Asparagus

    14 reviews

    Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. Since it has just four ingredients, I assemble it in no...


    Lemon Almond Asparagus

    I love this timesaving way to dress up fresh asparagus. Drizzle butter and lemon juice over the spears before topping...


    Herbed Asparagus Soup

    From Sterling Heights, Michigan, Adele Long shares the recipe for an asparagus soup that tastes like spring. Pureed to a...


    Asparagus Linguine

    5 reviews

    Pasta and asparagus are tossed together in this mildly-seasoned side dish that makes any appealing partner to poultry or fish....


    Seasoned Asparagus

    Our Test Kitchen used lemon juice and a pinch of mint to give a light fresh taste to tender asparagus....


    Savory Asparagus Strata

    Fresh asparagus and goat cheese combine to make a delectable strata. Assemble it a day ahead and let it chill...


    Mushroom & Asparagus Eggs Benedict

    1 review

    This recipe is easy to make, but it looks like you cooked for hours. I like to serve it with...


    Asparagus with Orange-Ginger Butter for 2

    Zesty orange and earthy ginger are the perfect complement to this veggie that has become a spring time staple.
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    Swiss Angel Hair ‘n’ Asparagus

    4 reviews

    I found this recipe in an old community cookbook that I paid 50 cents for at a garage sale! My...


    Asparagus with Pimientos

    2 reviews

    This lovely, simple-to-prepare spring dish highlights the asparagus rather than hiding it. The delicate topping of Parmesan cheese and bread...


    Pasta with Asparagus

    30 reviews

    Many terrific recipes change hands at my ladies' bridge group's monthly get-togethers. That's where I discovered this zippy, tempting dish....


    Creamy Asparagus and Carrots

    Here in Missouri, asparagus season is short, so we savor every delicious bite of this delicacy. Of course, this vegetable...


    Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

    3 reviews

    Asparagus marinated in vinaigrette and dotted with cheese makes an awesome side. We’re blue cheese fans, but you might like...


    Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds

    2 reviews

    "Here's one of my very favorite recipes for that first early-spring asparagus," writes Marie Hattrup from Sparks, Nevada. "Stir-frying keeps...