If you can’t already tell, we here at My Happy Plates are big fans of our greens and today we’re focusing on nutrient-packed asparagus. Asparagus provides plenty of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as anthocyanins, folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and fiber. If that doesn’t have you convinced, asparagus is a delicious and versatile veggie. Roasted it, grilled it, tossed into a pasta meal… there are no limitations to this veggie.
Just remember, while asparagus does offer important nutritional value, overcooking or undercooking it has the potential to negate the nutritional benefits that the veggie offers. When preparing asparagus, don’t allow the it to boil or sauté too long because the vitamins leech out into the water.
This pesto flatbread is proof that there’s no place where asparagus doesn’t belong. While you might not be used to asparagus as anything other than a side veggie, the asparagus gives the flatbread a nice, crunchy texture.
Hard boiled egg? Check. Cucumbers? Check. Ham? Check. Red onion? Check. Asparagus? Check… No Cobb salad is complete without the unexpected asparagus addition. Try it for yourself!
Pastas are always fun to experiment with new and different ingredients. You might have never thought to add asparagus to your pasta, but we suggest you try it with this pesto spaghetti dish! If you enjoy this recipe, try out this asparagus alfredo dish!
By this point you’re probably thinking that nowhere is safe from asparagus. You’re right! Even simple scrambled eggs can’t be enhanced by adding this nutritious green.
My Happy Plates makes it easier to grocery shop and cook each week. If you’re interested in learning more about an account, click here to explore a free trial.
If you’re already a member, you’re 1-click away from adding any of these recipes to your meal plan for the week. We’ll portion everything out for you and add the items to your shopping list. Just click a recipe above.