Lovely Eats: It’s (Almost) National Asparagus Month!

It’s almost May, which means…it’s almost National Asparagus Month (I know, who knew?!) Asparagus is in full bloom at the local farmer’s markets and, sure it might make your pee smell funny (this is WHY, by the way), but it can be delicious and it’s good for you. Delicious + asparagus don’t go together in your book? Check out these recipes, and report back to me to see if you still feel the same!

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1. Crunchy Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Herb Sriracha Dip – I’ll be honest, this recipe had me at “Crunchy”, then it really had me at “Sriracha”. This recipe from In Sock Monkey Slippers combines all of my favorite textures and flavors for what also looks like a super kid-friendly dish! (Little Miss loves anything with a crunch, and assumes they are all “crackers.”)

2.Asparagus and Lemon Risotto – This is a recipe I’ve actually made and can vouch for. It’s creamy, lemony, cheesy, asparagus-y, and delicious. Risotto is always slightly time consuming since you have to stand there and stir it the whole time, but the end result is simply lovely. I’ve also made an Ina Garten version which is also to-die-for.

3. Morel and Asparagus Spaghetti – The combination of delicate angel hair pasta, earthy mushrooms and bright asparagus and lemon really appeals to me. And an added bonus, this recipe is pretty simple lending itself well to a good weeknight dinner. I can just imagine it paired with a simple arugula salad dressed in olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. Add a chilled glass of white wine, and that’s what I call a fabulous dinner!

4. Asparagus Goat Cheese Gallette – This recipe comes courtesy of the always-tempting Simple Bites blog. Tangy goat cheese pairs with asparagus, garlic, and more cheese on a buttery flaky crust to make a party in your mouth. Seriously, how good does that look?!

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