Asparagus is simply one of our favorite vegetables at Southern Living. Freshest in spring, this vegetable can be found at local farmers' markets and supermarkets.
It brings a bright color and a crisp crunch to any mealtime table. Asparagus is great sautéed, grilled, roasted, and steamed, so there is no reason not to have it on your plate. If you want to savor its flavors in every single bite, cut it into 1-inch pieces and make an Asparagus, Spring Onion, and Feta Quiche. If you want to enjoy something supremely subtle and spicy, make a batch of our Asparagus Pickles.
Or, tie one on—literally, with a chive—with a batch of Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles. Or, for something completely unexpected, use it as the main ingredient for some Asparagus Pesto, then slather it on some pita bread, or some crostini, and leave the basil and pine nuts tradition behind. If you prefer your asparagus quick and easy, you can't beat Oven-Roasted Asparagus covered in toasted almonds. However you slice it, asparagus can be a great go-to green veggie. You'll love it.