asparaguscampaignSpring has most certainly sprung and with it comes delicious asparagus.  We are featuring this vegetable during the month of May not only because it’s delicious but it’s also in season.

While the most common variety of asparagus is the green one, you can also find white and purple. When you buy your asparagus try looking for ones that have spears in a uniform size.  It will make it easier for cooking because they will all take the same amount of time.  You should keep your asparagus refrigerated and moist by either wrapping them in a damp paper towel or standing them in a jug of water in the fridge.  You can boil them, roast them, grill them, microwave them or even stir fry them!

Six spears of asparagus have only 18 calories, lots of vitamin C, potassium and B vitamins.  Try any of these asparagus recipes at your next meal!

Asparagus Lentil Curry: Bringing together two green vegetables to make a delicious almost creamy curry perfect to enjoy with in season asparagus. This mild flavoured curry is a great way to introduce new flavours to your family.Barley asparagus chicken salad

Edamame and Asparagus Salad: Kids will love eating this salad with their fingers to enjoy every little bite. The contrast of grilled asparagus and cooked edamame make for a delicious salad with a hint of sesame.

Grilled Asparagus and Tomato Crostini: This colourful and easy appetizer is the one you want to serve this summer for guests on your patio with drinks.

Barley Asparagus Chicken Salad: Seasonal grilled asparagus adds colour and texture to this unique salad.  Try grilled salmon for a variation.

Quick Shrimp and Asparagus. Healthy and you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Asparagus and tomato crostiniGreen Asparagus with Tomatoes and Black Olive Pasta.  This easy to make delicious dish will make you feel like you’re in a fancy restaurant!

Asparagus Salad with Sweet Balsamic Vinegar. A great salad that will compliment any spring party or potluck.

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