All posts tagged: Asparagus

Pasta Salad with Asparagus

Spring Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring has finally arrived!! And since warm weather is on its way, I thought it would be the perfect time to enjoy a fresh and tasty pasta salad. One that screams springs greens! Which is pretty much means a spring asparagus pasta salad, because I have been dying to jump into asparagus season. Green asparagus […]

Pearl barley risotto recipe with dried porcini mushrooms, fresh cremini mushrooms, green onion, parsley asparagus,

Mushroom Barley Risotto with Asparagus

Barley fans! If you haven’t already tried making risotto with pearl barley you should definitely give it a go. It’s of course a little chewier (in a good way!) than Arborio rice, but just like the classic; it has a rich and creamy texture. And with the addition of dried porcini mushrooms, fresh cremini mushrooms […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad that features roasted white asparagus, tossed with tender baby spinach in a creamy tahini dressing. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

What you are looking at is a spinach and roasted asparagus salad tossed in a tasty lemon tahini dressing. Okay, for some this may sound like an odd combination, but it works. It really works! The inspiration from this salad stemmed from 1) a peek inside my fridge I remembered that I bought some first […]

Vegan smoked tofu stir-fry recipe with asparagus, sprouting broccoli and mushrooms

Smoked Tofu Stir-Fry with Asparagus

Stir-fry is one of those things I grew up on. Okay, maybe not a smoked tofu stir-fry loaded up with spring vegetables and tasty things like garlic, ginger, Japanese rice vinegar, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil. Yes, a necessary handful of ingredients with Asian flavors that just taste awesome. My mother’s version was more […]

Asparagus and Fava Bean Quinoa Salad with Crispy Shallots and Prosciutto

Asparagus and Fava Bean Quinoa Salad

Along with a zingy dressing and a morsel of deliciously complex, and sophisticated prosciutto, this is a delicious asparagus and fava bean quinoa salad salad. Spanish serrano ham can also be used in its place. There are a few differences between Jamon Serrano, but it’s equally tasty. This spring salad can easily be served as […]

Spring Freekeh Salad with asparagus, peas, edamame, mint and lemon

Spring Freekeh Salad with Asparagus, Peas & Edamame

Freekeh has been waiting a couple of thousand years for its moment in the spotlight, and it’s finally arrived — at least in my home! Yes, I’m currently grooving on this ancient grain as my new go-to healthy carb. Nutty and slightly chewy, this grain have an amazing flavor and texture. L-O-V-E it! So here’s […]

Salmon and Asparagus Ceviche

White Asparagus and Salmon Ceviche

Simplicity itself. Thin slices of raw, ultra-fresh salmon and white asparagus are marinated in a mixture of sweet red onion, lime juice, and chili before being served with avocado and fresh cilantro. Ceviche makes a fabulous starter or light dinner – perfect for a sunny spring or summer evening. Ceviche is seafood dish popular in […]

Prosciutto Wrapped White Asparagus with Lemon

Prosciutto Wrapped White Asparagus with Zesty Lemon

I adore simple, healthy recipes that pack a ton of flavor. And this one, prosciutto wrapped white asparagus with the alluring scent and flavors of bright and zingy lemon has got to be the easiest thing ever to make. You could even skim this one down to the very basics – prosciutto and asparagus – […]

Shaved Viola Asparagus in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Shaved Viola Asparagus in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Full of flavor and color, fresh asparagus, whether it be green, white or purple, is a celebration of spring! I love it when asparagus starts flooding the farmer’s markets, especially when I get my hands on fresh purple asparagus. The fabulous thing about it is that it’s tender enough to be eaten raw. Just use […]

Lemon-Dill Viola Asparagus with Belgium Endive

Lemon-Dill Viola Asparagus with Belgium Endive

For me, asparagus signals the start of spring! The first signs are the purple and white varieties popping up at the farmers markets everywhere. I absolutely love viola asparagus. Combined with Belgium endive in a tangy lemon-dill dressing, it makes a perfect side dish or salad. Viola asparagus is similar in appearance and flavor to […]

Tender Green Salad in a Champagne Vinaigrette with Asparagus and Strawberries

Tender Greens in a Champagne Vinaigrette with Asparagus, Strawberries & Avocado

Champagne vinegar is considered the “king of vinegars” in France as it is incomparably smooth, subtle, and light. It makes a great choice for dressing up delicately flavored salads using ingredients that are fresh, ripe and in season. In the early spring, blanched asparagus and spring strawberries make a perfect match. A buttery avocado also […]

Purple Viola Aspargus

Asparagus (Purple, White & Green)

Asparagus has a wonderfully subtle flavor that works well with almost anything—in summer salads or as a perfect side dish for pretty much any meal. When I see all sorts of asparagus start to appear at the farmers market each spring, I really can’t resist buying some and so starts my short stinted asparagus binge. […]

Asparagus and Mango Salad

Asparagus 3-Ways

Asparagus is so delicious with its wonderfully subtle flavor that seems to work well with almost anything. It’s a great addition to any summer salad and makes for a tasty side dish with almost any meal. Here are 3 simple recipes for asparagus. All of which are very summery and fresh tasting — and of […]