8 Fresh Ways to use Asparagus


Market fresh asparagus

The first recorded use of asparagus was in the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt and was also a popular vegetable in ancient Rome and Greece. For thousands of years the young roots of this delightful vegetable have been used in many recipes and its great nutritional value makes it a good addition to many meals.

Did you Know?

  • Asparagus is part of the lily family
  • An asparagus spear can grow a whopping 10 inches in just 24 hours
  • Asparagus contains no fat, cholesterol and is low in sodium
  • One serving of asparagus holds just 16 calories.
  • Some people consider asparagus as an aphrodisiac…!

Cook the perfect asparagus spears

Grown all over the world, asparagus is cooked in many countries and prepared in many ways. However, one of the best ways of preparing and cooking this green spear shaped vegetable is to wash them then cut off the bottom end of the stalk. Peel the stems, then place them in a microwavable dish. Add one tablespoon of water and cover the dish in cling film (leave one corner open to allow steam to escape). Cook for between 2 minutes 30 seconds and 3 minutes.

Here’s our pick of 8 crowd pleasing asparagus recipes:

Find more recipes on Recipebridge. What’s your favorite way to cook asparagus?


Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer March 21st 2012
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