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The High Cost of Year-Round Asparagus

How did this icon of spring go from seasonal treasure to year-round supermarket staple? Free trade and the war on drugs provide some clues.

Spring Vegetable Quiche (With Lots of Bacon and Cheese)

A vegetable quiche for Sunday brunch is a mild to moderate challenge for the average home cook—memorable quiche, on the other hand, is a prize not easily won.

Baked Pasta Primavera

This baked primavera pasta is a celebration of all the best spring produce, with a sauce of white wine, fresh mint, and lemon that lets the veggies be the star.

Vegetarian Bánh Cuốn With Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Pumpkin

These Vietnamese rice noodle rolls, or bánh cuốn, get filled with roasted pumpkin and sautéed vegetables.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Asparagus With Mustard-Herb Sauce

A sauce of Dijon mustard and fresh parsley brings new life to the classic grilled pork tenderloin. Throw some asparagus on the grill and you have a whole meal.

One-Pan Sweet Tomato Gnocchi With Asparagus

This easy gnocchi dinner is the best of both worlds. Tomato sauce meets hazelnut pesto in this one-skillet meal.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Skewers

Every izakaya in Japan offers this iconic yakitori on its menu: simply skewered asparagus wrapped in bacon and grilled.

How to Cook Asparagus

Headed to the grill? The oven? The stovetop? Take our favorite methods for cooking asparagus with you.

Fusilli in Creamy Vegan Asparagus Pesto

Cashews make this creamy asparagus pasta sauce rich without any cream.

Roasted-Garlic Asparagus

This quick roasted asparagus recipe yields tender spears and plenty of flavor thanks to a savory mixture of garlic, oil, onion powder, and parsley.

Lemony Risotto With Asparagus and Shrimp

Make this shrimp risotto for a weeknight dinner. With bright flavor from lemon zest and fresh asparagus, it’s an ideal meal for spring.

Make These Marinated Fava Beans Once, Enjoy Them for Days

Marinating your spring vegetables adds a ton of flavor—and means they’re ready for any cheese plate, bowl of polenta, or ricotta-smeared toast.

Citrus-Oil-Marinated Spring Vegetables

The fleeting vibrance of spring vegetables is captured in this citrus-and-garlic-infused marinade, turning delicate produce into a versatile condiment.

Pork and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Here’s a Sichuan-inspired stir-fry of snappy, blistered asparagus and crispy pork. Can’t find asparagus? Green beans or snap peas work just as well. (One thing that’s non-negotiable: a side of chile crisp.)

Any Way Niçoise

Switch up this endlessly riffable salad to suit your preferences, but try to always include a mix of cooked and raw vegetables for the best textures.

These Asparagus Ribbons Are Our Springtime Dinner Goals

They're not just pretty—they're tender, grassy, and delicious.

Spiced Lamb Burgers With Spring Slaw

Asparagus ribbons, sliced sugar snap peas, and red onion tossed in lemon juice are the perfect springtime toppers for these smoky-spiced lamb burgers.

Steak and Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry

To keep the snap peas and asparagus peppy and bright, sauté them separately from the meat, then return them to the pan so they get their fair share of the gingery sauce.

Butter-Roasted Halibut with Asparagus and Olives

Vegetables that are best served crisp-tender are a great accompaniment to a slow-roasted fish because they will come out perfectly cooked at the same time.