Asparagus Recipes

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Asparagus recipes to make the most of this seasonal English produce when it’s in season, from April to June. It’s got a short season, which officially starts on St George’s Day on April 23, so look out for it from this time when it’s at its best and at its best value, with a fanatical following from foodies.

Asparagus is so versatile that you’ll never be stuck for what to do with it, from having it for breakfast wrapped in pancetta with poached eggs to making it into a creamy soup for a light lunch or as a side to your roast dinner, steamed gently and served with real butter.

So what is all the fuss about? Asparagus has a distinctive flavour and texture, which really comes into its own when it's in season and sourced as locally as possible. It’s also high in vitamins A, B, C, high in fibre and folic acid and it’s virtually fat free, which makes it super nutritious.

Our pick of asparagus recipes will help give this seasonal vegetable a new lease of life with adventurous ideas, as well as back to basics ideas, as sometimes there is nothing better than enjoying seasonal fresh produce as it is and letting the flavour speak for itself with just a knob of butter and a little seasoning.

Look out for asparagus bundles at your local market or supermarket, where you should be able to find different-sized spears, from chunky stalks to more elegant baby spears at the best prices.

Try our asparagus and gruyere tart or easy asparagus and pesto tartlets as seasonal starters. Make a creamy asparagus soup recipe with fresh crusty bread for dipping. Go for our nutrient-packed lentil ‘risotto’ with asparagus spears. Bake asparagus, mushroom and bacon muffins as a portable savoury snack. There are so many ways to enjoy this seasonal vegetable. What will you try?

Delicious Asparagus recipes

Pea and Asparagus Open Ravioli

Pea and Asparagus Open Ravioli

Pea and asparagus open ravioli is surprisingly simple to make and is ready in just minutes, plus it works as a starter or summery main

Asparagus and Ham Tart

Asparagus and Ham Tart

Asparagus and ham tart has intensely flavoured ham hock offset by zingy English asparagus for a new twist on a quiche

Lentil "Risotto" with Asparagus

Lentil "Risotto" with Asparagus

This is a great vegetarian dish which elevates the humble lentil to a glamorous standing and is perfectly complimented by the asparagus

Mushroom Tarts with Asparagus Tips

Mushroom Tarts with Asparagus Tips

At just 165 calories per person, these mushroom tarts with asparagus are the perfect lighter lunch

Asparagus and Goats' Cheese Frittata

Asparagus and Goats' Cheese Frittata

Eggs, goats cheese and asparagus taste great in this beautiful frittata

Asparagus and Gruyère Tart

Asparagus and Gruyère Tart

Asparagus takes centre stage in this fabulous tart recipe

Farro Spaghetti with Asparagus and Pine Nuts

Farro Spaghetti with Asparagus and Pine Nuts

High in protein and fibre, farro makes a great, healthy alternative to white pasta and is great with asparagus

Dukkah Eggs with Griddled Asparagus and Houmous

Dukkah Eggs with Griddled Asparagus and Houmous

Impress your guests with a starter of soft boiled eggs rolled in Middle Eastern spices, known as Dukkah, served with houmous

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

It may seem an extravagant indulgence but asparagus makes a wonderful soup

Asparagus and Pesto Tarts

Asparagus and Pesto Tarts

These little pesto and asparagus tarts will be on your favourite list in no time!

Asparagus, Mushroom and Bacon Stratas

Asparagus, Mushroom and Bacon Stratas

These little egg muffins are delicious with mushroom and bacon and are perfect for a picnic or snack

Easy Oven Risotto

Easy Oven Risotto

Make the most of the asparagus season with this simple risotto recipe

Cheat's Home-Made Hollandaise

Cheat's Home-Made Hollandaise

This easy hollandaise sauce recipe tastes great served with steamed asparagus

Asparagus, Crispy Ham and Poached Egg on Toast

Asparagus, Crispy Ham and Poached Egg on Toast

A light and simple asparagus, ham and egg brunch recipe using seasonal British ingredients

Asparagus Tart with Brie and Black Olive Dressing

Asparagus Tart with Brie and Black Olive Dressing

Asparagus, brie and black olives come together perfectly in this wonderful tart