8 Recipes for Peak Asparagus Season

Peak asparagus season is here! While asparagus season runs from approximately February until June, you’ll find the best stalks towards the end of April and into May. What better way to celebrate than with some delicious recipes that make the most of this versatile vegetable?

Grilled Asparagus with Hatch Green Chile Ricotta

Grilled asparagus with green chile ricotta sits on a black plate.

Grilled asparagus gets taken to the next level with handmade green chile ricotta.

Lentil-Asparagus-Corn Salad

Orange lentil Asparagus Corn Salad sits on a black plate on top of a black wooden table.

Orange lentils make for a witty pairing with corn and asparagus in this vivid appetizer that also flirts with edible flowers and snippets of torn mint.

Pan Roasted Shrimp, Clams, Asparagus & Leeks

A pan with shrimp and assorted seafood

Nothing fancy here. Just a few ingredients, a single pan, and a short time in the oven.

Asparagus and Soft-Boiled Egg with Buttermilk Dressing

On a blue plate, three soft-boiled eggs sit on the left side while stalks of asparagus covered in Buttermilk Dressing and Sourdough Croutons sits to the right.

A savory, veggie-forward dish that’s a perfect combination of flavors and textures. Simple to make, yet so delicious and satisfying.

Halibut & Asparagus in Papillote with Olive & Herb Relish

A plate of fish in papillote with an olive and herb relish.

Don’t let the papillote scare you away from this dish: that’s just French for “parchment paper.” Fold a serving of fresh halibut, spears of asparagus, garlic, and lemon into a packet of parchment paper and bake. Add a little savory relish when you serve it up and…heaven!

Spring Time Salad with Saffron Vinaigrette Recipe

An aerial view of a Spring Time Salad with Saffron Vinaigrette, which sits on a white plate. A white fork and knife are positioned to the left of the salad.

Topped with crunchy roasted chickpeas and dressed in a light saffron vinaigrette, this salad is perfect for a warm spring day.

Pickled Asparagus

An overhead photo of an oval dish with pickled asparagus spears, a glove of garlic, and a bay leaf, on a black surface with sprinkled salt.

Try this spin on classic asparagus with extra flavor, fiber, and antioxidants from some pickling–plus, it’s an aphrodisiac!

Salmon with Saffron Risotto & Asparagus

A filet of tender, flaky salmon over creamy saffron risotto.

This delectable seafood recipe results in a filet of tender, flaky salmon over creamy saffron risotto.

Story by Jordan Snowden and Emma Riva

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