Try these white asparagus recipes the next time you need a new and exciting side dish!
It pairs well with steak, fish, chicken, and more!
Why is it white asparagus white, you ask?
Without getting too science-y, white asparagus doesn’t have chlorophyll-like green because it never sees the sun.
When used in these recipes, it’s more tender and slightly sweet with similar earthy green notes.
White asparagus is a little more expensive than its greener cousin.But its delicately sweet flavor and creamy white coloring are a must-try.
Check out these stunningly beautiful and tasty white asparagus recipes below to shake up your side dish game!
Or check out my post on what goes with asparagus. You’ll find some terrific dinner options there, too!
Trust me, this white asparagus recipe with creamy hollandaise and spring herbs tastes just as stunning as it looks!
The creamy and tart hollandaise pairs perfectly with slightly sweet white asparagus.
The fresh herbs add a pop of color and earthy flavors. It’s bright, light, and packed with savory and earthy flavors.
It goes well with a meaty main course like steak, ham, or chicken.
This dish is so rich and hearty that it also makes a fantastic main course!
A simple bearnaise sauce takes this classic side dish over the top.
It’s rich, creamy, and works as a beautiful side dish or a main course.
While white asparagus is slightly sweet, it perfectly pairs with tender and salty ham.
For added creaminess, a simple bearnaise sauce (similar to hollandaise with more herbal notes) marries these rich flavors together in harmony.
Nothing celebrates the flavors of spring quite like this recipe!
It’s salty and sweet, with just the right amount of fresh herbs that help shake those lingering winter blues.
Lemon and dill are two of my all-time favorite pairings.
It tastes light and fresh, and these two flavors go perfectly together with the delicate flavors of white asparagus.
What I love most about this recipe is that it isn’t bogged down in my ingredients and lets the flavors of the asparagus shine through.
It comes together in a snap and doesn’t require a trip to the supermarket for any fancy ingredients.
With lemon, dill, and just a touch of oil, it’s a simple side dish full of flavor yet still healthy.
This recipe is a must-try if you want to impress your guests at your next summer BBQ!
White asparagus is tougher than green, especially if you don’t cook it correctly.
Roasting white asparagus creates a golden crunchy outside and tender inside that adds a touch of sweet smokiness.
If it gets a bit brown in the oven, that’s ok! The slight char on the outside offers lovely flavors.
Pair delicate white asparagus with salty and nutty flavors from capers and pine nuts, and you have a side dish that is hard to resist.
This recipe is the perfect place to start if you’ve never tried white asparagus.
It’s so simple and utilizes delicate ingredients that won’t overpower the flavors of your white asparagus.
When roasted in the oven, white asparagus becomes much more tender and has char-infused sweet and smoky flavors.
It infuses delicate additions like lemon juice, chives, and a touch of olive oil.
These delicate flavors enhance the sweet taste of white asparagus without masking them.
White asparagus is insanely popular in Germany, and Germans know a thing or two about how to prepare one of their favorite springtime crops!
This dish infuses hearty baby potatoes, prawns, and a sweet butter sauce that marries all of those rich flavors together.
The butter sauce infuses shrimp and parsley for a delicately sweet, herbal sauce that pairs well with white asparagus.
It doesn’t get much easier than this pan-fried white asparagus recipe with wild garlic.
It takes under 30 minutes to come together in one pan and infuses bold flavors with minimal cooking ingredients.
The delicately sweet flavors of white asparagus pair so well with wild garlic.
While traditional garlic works in a pinch, it doesn’t lend the same flavors as wild garlic.
Wild garlic is much milder than regular garlic.
It has subtle grassy notes that work so well with the slightly sweet flavors of white asparagus.
Italian-style white asparagus is so rich and flavorful that it can serve as a show-stopping main course!
Chopped tomatoes offer a touch of bright acidity and a meaty texture that pairs perfectly with white asparagus.
While it’s robust and flavorful, the ingredient list is relatively short.
It infuses tender white asparagus with canned tomatoes, olive oil, and just a touch of simple spices.
It’s such a hearty dish that it works as a main dish when you need a quick vegetarian option at your next dinner party.
Looking for something a little different to serve at brunch?
These rolled crepes are salty, savory, and slightly sweet, thanks to perfectly cooked white asparagus.
Homemade crepes are easy, and you can whip up a big batch in a relatively short amount of time.
Fill crepes with salty ham and tender pieces of white asparagus, and top each creation with a drizzle of cream sauce.
While it looks like something from a fancy restaurant, it’s easy to make at home!
Creamed white asparagus soup is delicate, creamy, and insanely delicious.
It’s the perfect meal for those unseasonably cool spring days where you want to eat light.
You can make this soup vegetarian by simply swapping the chicken stock for vegetable stock. It earns its creamy consistency with half-and-half and pureed white asparagus stalks.
Before serving, add the asparagus heads (the best part!) into the soup to cook slightly.
Adding the asparagus heads ensures that they don’t overcook and become mushy. No one likes mushy asparagus!
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