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8 easy asparagus recipes

Here's a hot tip: cook with asparagus. When spring hits, the tree-like veggie is in-season and ready to party. Try it out in one of these recipes.

By Amy Valm

8 easy asparagus recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

Hot tip: make asparagus

Grilled Veggie Pizza

Asparagus on pizza? Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. And with sturdy naan taking the place of traditional pizza dough, you’ve got a speedy dinner on your hands. Get the recipe: Grilled Veggie Pizza

wooden platter with pizza topped with asparagus, red onion and peppersPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Herbed Crepes with Chicken, Asparagus and Mushrooms

Oh, you’re used to loading your crepes with the sweet stuff? Try it savoury. Tuck green onion and Italian parsley into your crepe batter then roll up creamy chicken, mushrooms and asparagus inside. Get the recipe: Herbed Crepes with Chicken, Asparagus and Mushrooms

herbed crepe stuffed with saucy chicken, asparagus and mushroomsPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Crispy Asparagus Fries

Is a vegetable still a vegetable if it’s breaded, baked to a crispy finish then called a fry? The answer is 100 percent yes! Get the recipe: Crispy Asparagus Fries

Chicken thighs sitting on sautéed leeks with breaded asparagus fries on the sidePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Farfalle with Roast Chicken, Spring Veggies and Parmesan

Bowtie pasta is a surefire way to make dinner fun. Use up leftover chicken or pick up a rotisserie from the deli for a quick, restaurant-style dinner. Get the recipe: Farfalle with Roast Chicken, Spring Veggies and Parmesan

bowl of bowtie pasta with chicken, asparagus, red onion and grated ParmesanPhoto: John Cullen

Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus

If Sheet Pan isn’t your best friend yet, you’re seriously missing out. This one-tricky pony will make your life so simple. Arrange the salmon, asparagus and lemon wedges on the tray, drizzle with that dressing you just whisked up and bake. One pan forever! Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus

sheet pan with slab of salmon, asparagus and lemon wedgesPhoto: Erik Putz

Chicken, Shiitake and Asparagus Skewers

We like a good skewer every now and again. As the name suggests, there’s chicken breast, shittake mushrooms and our star, asparagus just waiting to go for a dunk in the homemade Sweet Chili sauce that you also made. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Chicken, Shiitake and Asparagus Skewers

grill with chicken, mushroom, asparagus, pineapple and zucchini skewersPhoto: John Cullen

Roasted Asparagus and Creamy Tahini Dip

Say creamy tahini three times fast. You just did it, didn’t you? After getting toasty and tender-crisp in the oven, asparagus is ready for dunking into, you guessed it, creamy tahini dressing. It’s sweet, smooth, a little acidic and so, so good. Get the recipe: Roasted Asparagus and Creamy Tahini Dip

plate of asparagus with tahini dip on the sidePhoto: Angus Fergusson

Grilled Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Check out these cute little bundles. That’s reader fave chicken breast hugging it out with spring delight asparagus. We approve of this union. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Grilled Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Asparagus wrapped by grilled chicken breast on a platePhoto: Erik Putz

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