Asparagus recipes

Make the most of this wonderful vegetable by trying one of our amazing asparagus recipes.

These easy asparagus recipes include simple starters, like asparagus fritters with aioli, and pancetta-wrapped asparagus on ciabatta. Make a banging brunch like Monica Galletti’s incredible asparagus with poached eggs and sriracha hollandaise.

Make spears the star of the show with easy dinner ideas, like asparagus tikka masala, a lemony risotto or asparagus cacio e pepe. The versatile spring veg also works in dozens of side dishes and salads.

When is it in season? UK asparagus is in season from late April until late June. So, which asparagus recipe will you try first?

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Emily Scott’s roast asparagus with hazelnuts and sourdough crumbs

Pub in the Park chef recipes

Emily Scott’s roast asparagus with hazelnuts and sourdough crumbs

Make the most of asparagus season with Cornwall-based chef Emily Scott’s recipe. “This is one of my favourite ways to...

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Candice Brown’s goat’s cheese, smoked salmon and asparagus filo tart

Savoury tarts

Candice Brown’s goat’s cheese, smoked salmon and asparagus filo tart

This bright and fresh tart by Bake Off champion Candice Brown is so versatile. “A gorgeous spring or summer tart...

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Chilli-pickled asparagus gildas

Snacks and nibbles

Chilli-pickled asparagus gildas

Said to be the first ever pintxo (the famous bar snacks of the Basque country in northern Spain), a gilda...

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Lamb chop platter with cheesy potato skins

Favourite lamb recipes

Lamb chop platter with cheesy potato skins

“This is a great feasting dish for sharing with friends: a big pile of rosemary lamb chops, garlicky cheesy potato...

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Gennaro Contaldo’s asparagus carbonara

April seasonal recipes

Gennaro Contaldo’s asparagus carbonara

Gennaro Contaldo gives classic carbonara a spring makeover with the addition of asparagus. “A classic carbonara is loved the world...

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Spring vegetable, feta and miso-sesame galette

Savoury tarts

Spring vegetable, feta and miso-sesame galette

Miso, tahini and feta bring a depth of flavour to this spring vegetable tart, made with a simple pastry rich...

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Pancetta-wrapped asparagus with baked feta and honey

April seasonal recipes

Pancetta-wrapped asparagus with baked feta and honey

Wrap asparagus spears in pancetta and roast with feta until golden. Serve with chilli-spiked honey and crusty bread for an...

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Asparagus farinata with trout, poached egg and hollandaise

April seasonal recipes

Asparagus farinata with trout, poached egg and hollandaise

Farinata – a thick, fluffy Italian pancake made with chickpea flour and flavoured with rosemary – is an incredible base...

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Chicken and asparagus broth with new potatoes

April seasonal recipes

Chicken and asparagus broth with new potatoes

A delicious springtime dish. Poached chicken, potatoes, asparagus and peas happily bob away in a lemony broth. The gremolata isn’t...

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Spiced spring chicken

Chicken breast recipes

Spiced spring chicken

This recipe from Jeremy Lee (of Quo Vadis Restaurant and Club in Soho) is inspired by Madhur Jaffrey and is...

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Spring chicken and orzo pot roast

One-pot chicken recipes

Spring chicken and orzo pot roast

Pot-roasting chicken makes sure it’s tender, juicy and – in this dish – allows plenty of those flavourful juices to...

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Spring vegetable gnocchi with beurre blanc

April seasonal recipes

Spring vegetable gnocchi with beurre blanc

Asparagus and peas are just warmed through in a silky butter sauce in this beautifully seasonal dish. The fresh spring...

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Pickled asparagus tonnato

April seasonal recipes

Pickled asparagus tonnato

This stunning plate is inspired by northern Italian dish vitello tonnato – finely sliced veal topped with silky tuna sauce...

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Asparagus and goat’s cheese salad with watercress and grapefruit

April seasonal recipes

Asparagus and goat’s cheese salad with watercress and grapefruit

Asparagus is just as good raw as it is cooked – as this salad sets out to prove. Ribbons of...

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Asparagus tikka masala

April seasonal recipes

Asparagus tikka masala

Asparagus isn’t a regular sight in Indian cooking, but tikka masala provides the perfect partner for charred asparagus spears. The...

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Sichuan-style asparagus with pork mince

30-minute meal recipes

Sichuan-style asparagus with pork mince

Our Sichuan-style asparagus is inspired by the popular Chinese green bean dish, which sees the vegetable stir-fried with ginger, garlic,...

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