Monday, April 19, 2010

Meatless Monday - Asparagus

Asparagus will be one of our first local foods in farmers markets around here and despite the fact that it constantly gets caught in my braces I still love this food. So I went in search of a great recipe to try and came across everything about asparagus at - who knew!

Not sure what I'll be pairing my asparagus with just yet, but my favorite way to eat it is just roasted. In the oven with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice (the lemon juice is a must). About 10 mins at a high temp like 400 degrees and I could eat just this for dinner but maybe we'll try some couscous or quinoa on the side. If you're not an asparagus fan, I bet you would still love a creamy asparagus soup and pureed up creamy and smooth you or the kids will never know what it started out as.

I'm so tempted to grow my own this year and after spending Sunday in the garden I just might have to give it a try if I can find some ready to plant at a garden near us. Cheers to gardening and fresh market season I can't wait to try more fruit and veggies as they grow right here in my own backyard!

1 comment:

  1. Love asparagus, I could eat it all the time, and thanks for the tip with the lemon juice! :)