When it comes to vegetables, our kids can only be described as picky. To give credit where credit’s due, they’re actually pretty decent eaters all round and they will eat their greens, they’re just a little choosy about which greens they’ll eat! That’s why, when we find a vegetable they really enjoy, we like to collect as many recipes as we can find that use it in deliciously creative ways and make it in all kinds of different dishes and flavours! So, what’s their vegetable du jour, you ask? Lately, our kids have been completely obsessed with asparagus!
Just in case you and your family love asparagus as much as we do, if not more, here are the 15 best asparagus recipes we’ve discovered online so far.
1. Easy asparagus frittata with chives
When we make this mouth watering frittata recipe, we’ll admit that we actually make two versions; one for the kids and one for the adults. This is because of the green onions. We absolutely adore the flavour and think their presence in the dish really amps up the taste of the asparagus and red peppers, but our kids just aren’t ready to that flavour impact yet. Either way you choose to make yours, get the details and full ingredients list on Fine Dining Lovers!
2. Dilled chicken and asparagus
As of late, we’ve found that our kids really enjoy stir fry style rice dishes. Perhaps it’s because they love Chinese takeout night at our house so much, but we can get them to eat just about anything if it’s presented to them like a fried rice dish. That’s why this awesome dilled chicken and asparagus in rice dish featured on Taste of Home caught our eye! If we’d told our kids we were serving them something seasoned with dill in any other form they probably would have protested but they love chicken, rice, and asparagus, so we won them over with this dinner no problem.
3. Black rice salad with asparagus and avocado
Okay, we know we’ve been talking about what our kids will eat a lot but, if we’re being honest, we’re partially making this list because of how much we love asparagus too. That’s why we wanted to feature a few more adult recipes as well, like this fantastically fresh tasting salad from A Red Binder! They show you how to make it from black rice, avocado, and asparagus. We actually think our kids would love this dish if we could just convince them to take a bite, but we’re still working on the whole idea of black rice with them. Some day!
4. Shrimp cakes with asparagus salsa
Just because you want to incorporate asparagus as a primary ingredient or regular guest on your family’s menu doesn’t mean it has to be the main point of the entree every time. Sometimes it makes a great side or topping! These delicious shrimp cakes topped with a mouth watering homemade asparagus salsa are the perfect example of what we mean. Find out how both the cakes and the salsa are made on The View From Great Island.