My Top Three Asparagus Recipes

My top three asparagus recipes- gluten-free. Vegan. Delicious.

Fresh asparagus at the farmers market

Asparagus. The Queen. 

Elegant, fresh- and addictive. For many of us, the primavera arrival of asparagus is big news. Huge. Exciting. We simply can't get enough. You see, there is something magical about asparagus. Maybe it's the sexy reputation. Isabelle Allende describes asparagus as phallic in her memoir, Aphrodite, describing gardens lush with it, and stalks thick as trees. She throws in a few maidens with obvious oral fixations and well. You can guess the rest.

To be honest, the whole thick as a tree trunk thing, though, is a bit much.

Big stalks? Not gonna impress me. I tend to gravitate to the slender young asparagus, myself. The slimmer the better, in my gluten-free part of the world. Why? I barely cook them. It's more like a coaxing. A gentle flash in the pan with some fruity olive oil and a kiss of balsamic vinegar. A pinch of sea salt. Nothing fancy. Keeping them tender-crisp is the key to maximum enjoyment-- for me. But I know some folks prefer long, slow roasting. 

And that's what makes the world go 'round, darling. 

We can all love asparagus in our own way. And you don't have to be a vegan or a vegetarian to fall madly in love with this divine little vegetable. I've witnessed many a devoted omnivore fall prey to its tender charms. In fact, asparagus brings people together who might otherwise deride and mock each other. Pork belly munchers and veg-heads alike can set aside their divisive passions  and unite in true asparagus bliss. In fact, unabashed asparagus love could be the key to world peace.

So today, to celebrate this humble vegetable in all its gluten-free vegan glory, I am sharing my three favorite asparagus recipes. Swoon worthy, all.


Asparagus in maple tahini dressing

This easy vegan recipe is a lovely appetizer or side dish. Serve warm stalks as finger food and use the dressing as dip. How sexy is that?

Risotto recipe with asparagus is vegan and gluten free

Lucky for us, risotto is gluten-free. And you can serve it to company without apologies. It's elegant. It's creamy. Super good. Those Italian goddesses who cooked up the first batch of risotto knew a thing or two.

Asparagus and tomatoes on gluten free spring pasta

One of my favorite spring meals- beautiful quinoa linguine topped with roasted asparagus, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Sometimes I add leeks or red onion. Always garlic- and chopped basil and mint. Heavenly.



More asparagus recipes from food bloggers:


Andrea Meyers: Roasted Asparagus with Orange Ginger Glaze

Kalyn's Kitchen: Pan-Fried Asparagus Tips with Lemon Juice

Simply Recipes: Roasted Asparagus

Perfect Pantry: Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus

101 Cookbooks: Asparagus Salad

Go Dairy-Free: Asparagus Soup

Daily Diatribe: Mediterranean Halibut + Asparagus

Foods for Long Life: Vegan and Gluten-Free Asparagus Shiitaki Mushroom Stir Fry



.

|BAKE SOME MUFFINS$type=two$h=0$meta=0$rm=0$snip=0

|BAKING BREAD$type=left$va=0$count=3

|ALMOND FLOUR$type=right$va=0$count=3

TASTE$type=one$count=1

Name

almond almond flour aphrodisiac appetizer apple artichoke hearts asparagus avocado awareness banana bars beef biscotti biscuits blueberry bones bread breakfast breakfast bars broken hip brownies brunch buckwheat budget cabbage cake carob carrot cashew cream casserole celiac celiac awareness celiac disease cereal cherry chicken chili chocolate chocolate cake chocolate chip Christmas cinco de mayo cobbler coconut coconut milk coffee cake cookbook cookie bars cookies cooking by the seasons copyright cornbread cornmeal cottage pie crackers cranberries cupcakes dairy-free detox diet dinner dinner ideas dip disclaimer donuts easy ebook eggplant eggs enchiladas eye candy Farmers Market fish flatbread food allergies frittata fruit crisp game day ginger gluten free goddess gluten free pancakes gluten free recipes gluten free soup gluten-free baking gluten-free baking mixes gluten-free bloggers list gluten-free meatloaf gluten-free oats gluten-free pesto gluten-free salad dressing gluten-free soup gluten-free vegetarian grain-free grains granola green chile guacamole help holidays hospital how to how to live gluten-free hummus humor ice cream irish soda bread Italian kale latkes lemon life los angeles love love foods low sugar mac n cheese marriage meatballs meatless monday meatloaf Mediterranean Diet mother's day muffins New Mexico New Mexico Inspired Newsweek no xanthan gum paleo pancakes party pasta peach peaches peanut butter pesto picnic recipes pie pineapple pizza polenta popsicles potato potato salad potatoes privacy policy pumpkin quiche quick bread quinoa quinoa bars quinoa flakes raw recipes rhubarb rice risotto roasted vegetables rolls salad salad dressings salmon salsa Santa Fe Santa Monica sauce sausage scones shepherd's pie shepherds pie shrimp side dish slow cooker smoothie snacks snow soda bread soup squash stew stir-fry strawberry stuffing substitutions sugar-free summer soup sweet potato tea bread Thanksgiving tips today's recipe tomatoes top ten travel turkey vaccine vanilla vegan vegan ice cream vegan pesto vegan recipe vegetable vegetarian waffles whole grain whole grains winter yeast-free bread zucchini
false
ltr
item
Gluten-Free Goddess®: My Top Three Asparagus Recipes
My Top Three Asparagus Recipes
My top three asparagus recipes- gluten-free. Vegan. Delicious.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PaQOnNlC2xI/S9nPrCNzlLI/AAAAAAAAIzI/zyDd_TKnjBY/s1600/asparagus_FarmersMakt.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PaQOnNlC2xI/S9nPrCNzlLI/AAAAAAAAIzI/zyDd_TKnjBY/s72-c/asparagus_FarmersMakt.jpg
Gluten-Free Goddess®
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-top-three-asparagus-recipes.html
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-top-three-asparagus-recipes.html
false
19281824
UTF-8
Not found VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy