I didn’t realize how much I loved asparagus until about 5 years ago. I’d never had it growing up (vegetables were an anomaly in my home), as I just barely had broccoli in college. I think it was at a restaurant that I first had asparagus, and fell in love. The first few times I made it at home though, I messed it up, and my husband was convinced (even before the cooking snafu) that he didn’t like it, so I didn’t make it. More recently, as I’ve worked hard at having more veggies in our home, I’ve decided that even if people don’t like it, we are having it, because we all do things we don’t love sometimes, and vegetables are good for us, and that’s good enough to shove down, if needed.
Funny story: about 3 years ago, we went with some friends to a restaurant, and my friends husband was subbing his veggie in his meal, and when I heard him tell the waiter, asparagus, my eyes got big, and I remember how much I loved that veggie, and I asked if I could have just ONE when it was delivered. When he said “no” I was appalled, and his wife laughed and said, “he doesn’t even share with me” and I still laugh at that funny anecdote that I would even ASK, but that’s how much I love asparagus!
In trying to be more creative with veggies, I’ve got these 20 delicious asparagus recipes, that hopefully you will find something you enjoy, too!
Click on the links below each image, to be taken to the post with the recipe.
Which asparagus recipe looks most intriguing to you? I want to try the salads!
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