20 Easy Asparagus Recipes to Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Asparagus is a fantastic ingredient to add to your meals too. It’s a great source of nutrients, such as vitamins K, A, and C, along with fibre. You can also add asparagus to your meals when you’re trying to lose weight. These easy asparagus recipes are tasty and take less than 30 minutes to make. You won’t be disappointed!

1. Simple Asparagus Soup

Simple Asparagus Soup
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Delicate and delicious, this easy asparagus soup is packed full of vegetables and goodness.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 450g of Chopped Asparagus Spears
  • 4 Thinly Sliced Shallots
  • 4 Crushed Garlic Cloves
  • 50g of Butter
  • 50g of Chopped Spinach
  • 750ml of Vegetable Stock
  • Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Put the butter into a large saucepan and heat at a low-to-medium temperature. Let the butter melt for 1-2 minutes or until it begins to foam.
  2. Add the asparagus to the pan and soften for 4-5 minutes. Then add garlic and shallots and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Pour the stock into the pot and add the spinach. Bring the stock to a boil and season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes at a high heat.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and use a hand blender to blitz the soup until smooth and creamy.
  5. Heat the soup through for 2 minutes.

2. Grilled Asparagus with Cheesy Rice

Grilled Asparagus with Cheesy Rice
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Rice and asparagus go well together. Add a touch of lemon zest to the rice and it enhances the flavours really well.

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 550g of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 350g of Rice
  • The Zest of 2 Lemons
  • 5 Sliced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Chopped Celery Sticks
  • 1 Roughly Chopped Red Onions
  • 1 Roughly Chopped Leek
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sunflower Oil
  • 100g of Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Pour rice into a large saucepan and fill ¾ of the way with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes or until soft and tender.
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil into a large cooking pot and heat at a low temperature for 1-2 minutes. Add the leeks, onion, and celery and cook for 10 minutes or until soft.
  3. Put the garlic into the pot and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Place the asparagus in a bowl and rub oil over them. Put them into a griddle pan and heat at a medium temperature, then grill for 7-8 minutes. Turn occasionally.
  5. Remove the asparagus from the pan and slice them well.
  6. Drain the rice and add it to the pot with the vegetables. Pour 125ml of water into the pot, along with the asparagus and stir well.
  7. Add the grated cheese to the pot and heat gently for 5 minutes.
  8. Top with lemon zest to finish.

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3. Roasted Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Roasted Asparagus with Sesame Seeds
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Perfect as a side or for lunch, this asparagus dish is fantastic. You’ll love the delicate (but well-balanced) flavours and find it ideal for any occasion.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 700g of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 5 Tablespoons of Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons of Chilli Flakes
  • 4 Tablespoons of Tahini
  • 85ml of Water
  • 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and place the asparagus onto a baking tray.
  2. Combine garlic, sesame seeds, oil, and soy sauce in a large bowl and pour over the asparagus. Coat the asparagus well then bake them in the oven for 10 minutes.
  3. To a large bowl, add water, tahini, lemon juice, and ½ of the chilli flakes. Combine well until a smooth texture is formed.
  4. Remove the asparagus from the oven and pour the tahini dressing over them.
  5. Top with the remaining chilli flakes to finish.

4. Easy Prosciutto and Asparagus Bake

Easy Prosciutto and Asparagus Bake
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Rich and crispy, this bake is a real treat. Asparagus and prosciutto are well balanced and flavoured beautifully. It’s a brilliant dish to try for lunch or dinner.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 8 Halved Prosciutto Slices
  • 16 Trimmed Asparagus Spears
  • 4 Vine Tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sunflower Oil
  • 200ml of Double Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons of Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons of Grated Hard Cheese
  • 4 Teaspoons of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and break the egg into a large bowl. Thoroughly beat the egg then pour cream into the bowl and mix well.
  2. Wrap the asparagus in the prosciutto and place them into a baking dish. Brush 1 tablespoon of oil over the wraps and pour the cream mixture on top. Then bake in the oven for 7 minutes.
  3. Put the tomatoes on a small baking tray and pour the remaining oil and vinegar on top. Roast the tomatoes for 7 minutes in the oven.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese and breadcrumbs on top of the asparagus and bake for 2-3 minutes more.
  5. Serve with the roasted tomatoes to finish.

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5. Asparagus and Beef Stir-Fry

Asparagus and Beef Stir-Fry
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A perfect and healthy dish for dinner. It’s simple to make at home and adds a bit of variety to your evening meals too.

Cooking Time: 25 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 350g of Green Beans
  • 250g of Long Grain Rice
  • 2 Sliced Red Chillies
  • 450g of Sliced Lean Beef Steaks
  • 200g of Washed Asparagus Tips
  • 75ml of Soy Sauce
  • 2 Chopped Spring Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons of Grated Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 2 Crushed Garlic Cloves

Directions:

  1. Fill a pan ¾ of the way with cold water and bring to a boil at a medium heat. Pour the rice into the pan and cook until tender or around 15 minutes.
  2. Pour the oil into a large wok and heat at a medium temperature for 1 minute. Then add the ginger, chillies, and garlic to the wok and fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Place the beef in the pan and fry for 6-8 minutes. Cooking time, however, depends on how well you like your beef.
  4. Add the green beans and asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour the soy sauce into the wok and stir-fry for 30-60 seconds. Mix the spring onions into the wok and remove it from the heat.
  5. Use a colander to drain the rice and serve with the stir-fry.

6. Asparagus with Baked Eggs

Asparagus with Baked Eggs
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This is a delicious dish that is perfect for any day of the week. It’s sweet and nutty with the right amount of spice.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 450g of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 3 Tablespoons of Sunflower Oil
  • 4 Crushed Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Chopped White Onion
  • 5 Eggs
  • 50g of Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 2 Sliced Green Chillies
  • 150g of Shredded Cabbage
  • 50ml of Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil into a large pan and heat at a medium temperature. Rub pepper and salt over the asparagus and add it to the pan. Fry for 3-5 minutes then remove the asparagus from the pan.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the pan and reduce the heat slightly. Add the garlic, onion, and cumin and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Put ½ of the chillies into the pan, along with the cabbage. Fry for 3-5 minutes and stir frequently.
  4. Add ½ of the feta cheese, asparagus, and lemon juice to the pan and stir well to combine. Make space for the eggs and break them into the pan.
  5. Use a lid to cover the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and top with the remaining feta and chillies.

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7. Asparagus and Chicken Pasta

Asparagus and Chicken Pasta
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Pasta is an easy dish that can be adapted in a host of ways. It’s quick and incredibly tasty and perfect for all the family.

Cooking Time: 30 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 500g of Diced Chicken Breast
  • 750g of Penne Pasta
  • 2 Thinly Sliced Leeks
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Teaspoons of Chopped Thyme Leaves
  • 500ml of Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1lb of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 3 Tablespoons of Chopped Chives
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • The Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 300g of Low-Fat Soft Cheese

Directions:

  1. Pour oil into a large frying pan and heat at a medium-to-high temperature. Put the chicken into the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure it’s cooked through.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside on a plate for a few minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to a medium temperature and put the thyme, leek, and garlic in the frying pan. Stir the mixture occasionally and cover while it cooks for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Put the penne pasta into the pan, along with the stock and chicken. Let the stock simmer at a medium heat for 8 minutes. Then add the asparagus and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the lemon juice and zest. Add the soft cheese and chives and stir well to combine.

8. Cod with Tomatoes and Asparagus

Cod with Tomatoes and Asparagus
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Fish is healthy and you can’t get anything better than cod. It’s a wonderful ingredient to work with and this dish is delicious.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 500g of Boneless Cod Fillets
  • 16 Trimmed and Halved Asparagus Springs
  • 200g of Quartered Cherry Tomatoes
  • The Juice of 1 Lemon
  • The Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons of Finely Chopped Parsley
  • 5 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons of Garlic Powder
  • 4 Teaspoons of Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and grease a baking tray with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter for 1 minute. Add garlic powder, parsley, lemon juice, and zest to the pan and heat for 1 more minute. Then remove it from the heat.
  3. Put the cod onto the tray and rub paprika, pepper, and salt over each fillet. Add the tomatoes and asparagus to the pan and pour the melted butter mixture over the top.
  4. Bake the cod in the oven for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

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9. Kickin Asparagus and Pea Spaghetti

Kickin Asparagus and Pea Spaghetti
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You can’t go wrong with spaghetti. It’s fast, easy to make, and quite versatile; throw in peas and asparagus and you’ve got a fantastic dish. Plus, it is packed with iron, fibre, and vitamin C.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 200g of Trimmed and Sliced Asparagus
  • 200g of Wholemeal Spaghetti
  • 200g of Thinly Sliced Leeks
  • 150g of Frozen Peas
  • 3 Chopped Chilli Peppers
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sunflower Oil

Directions:

  1. Put the spaghetti into a pan filled with water. Bring the water to a boil and simmer to cook the pasta for 8 minutes. Put the asparagus into the pan and cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  2. In a second pan, add the oil, leeks, and chilli peppers and cook at a medium heat for 5 minutes. Put the peas and garlic into the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the pasta and asparagus and mix them with the peas and chilli peppers.

10. Lamb and Asparagus Tray Bake

Lamb and Asparagus Tray Bake
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Whether you’re searching for the perfect Sunday roast or a great dinner for during the week, this tray bake is perfect. It’s also perfect for special occasions. The lamb and asparagus complement one another beautifully.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 250g of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 300g of Chopped Potatoes
  • 200g of Frozen Peas
  • 150g of Frozen Chopped Carrots
  • 4 Rosemary Sprigs
  • 4 Lamb Chops
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to a medium-to-high temperature.
  2. Put the potatoes into a pan filled with water and heat at a medium-to-high temperature. Bring the water to a boil then reduce the heat slightly and cook for 8-12 minutes.
  3. Grease a frying pan with oil and gently heat at a low-to-medium temperature. Add the lamb to the pan and sear all sides. Typically, it can take 1-2 minutes for each side to brown.
  4. Drain the potatoes well and place them into a large roasting tin or tray then add the lamb once seared.
  5. Top the lamb with rosemary sprigs and add the peas, carrots, and asparagus to roast for 10-12 minutes in the oven.

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11. Easy Avocado and Asparagus Salad

Easy Avocado and Asparagus Salad
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This is a wonderful salad that is well-balanced. You are sure to enjoy this dish because it’s perfect all year round.

Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Peeled and Cubed Avocado
  • 1lb of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 3 Tablespoons of Lime Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Chopped Mint Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Rinse the asparagus and place them into a large pot of water. Bring the water to a boil at a low-to-medium heat and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Fill a large mixing bowl with cold water and ice cubes, then drain the asparagus and place them into the bowl for 5 minutes.
  3. Thoroughly drain the asparagus and dry with paper towels. Roughly chop the asparagus and place them in a salad bowl, alongside the avocado and mint leaves.
  4. Combine lime juice, salt, oil, and pepper and pour over the salad.
  5. Toss well to combine.

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12. Grilled Salmon and Asparagus

Grilled Salmon and Asparagus
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This is a fantastic dish that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at home. It’s tender and perfect for the summer months.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Boneless Salmon Fillets
  • 20 Trimmed Asparagus Spears
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chopped Parsley
  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 3 Sliced Lemons

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill at a medium-to-high temperature and lay out 4 pieces of oven-safe kitchen foil on a clean worktop.
  2. Line each piece of foil with 5 asparagus spears and place a salmon fillet on top. Place 1 tablespoon of butter onto each piece of salmon, along with a few slices of lemon.
  3. Wrap the salmon loosely and place it on a large grill pan. Grill the salmon for 10-12 minutes or until it is cooked through.
  4. Carefully remove the kitchen foil and top with parsley to finish.

13. Tuna and Asparagus Niçoise Salad

Tuna and Asparagus Niçoise Salad
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This hot tuna and asparagus salad are perfect for spring, summer, autumn, or winter. It’s a great dish that is tasty with a lot of well-balanced flavours.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 150g of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 200g of Tuna Steaks
  • 2 Tablespoons of Crushed Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Roughly Chopped Chillies
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g of Mixed Salad Leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Sunflower Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and put the asparagus and chillies onto a large baking tray.
  2. Drizzle sunflower oil over the asparagus and cook for 10 minutes in the oven.
  3. Fill a pan with cold water and bring to a slow boil at a medium heat. Use a slotted spoon to place the eggs into the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Rub the peppercorns on the tuna and heat a grill pan at a medium-to-high temperature. Add the oil and heat for 1 minute, then put the tuna into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes. Use tongs to turn the tuna over and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  5. Remove the steaks from the pan and let them rest for 3 minutes.
  6. Drain the eggs and cool them down in cold water. Carefully remove the shells and slice each egg in half.
  7. Add the mixed leaves to a salad bowl, along with the eggs, asparagus, chillies, and tuna steaks.
  8. Top with balsamic vinegar to finish.

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14. Asparagus, Mushroom, and Leek Bake

Asparagus, Mushroom, and Leek Bake
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If you’re looking for some great comfort food, this bake is perfect. You can enjoy the rich flavours it brings too.

Cooking Time: 25 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 250g of Sliced Button Mushrooms
  • 550g of Sliced Leeks
  • 50g of Butter
  • 350g of Chopped Asparagus
  • 550ml of Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard
  • 35g of Cornflour
  • 50g of Breadcrumbs
  • 25g of Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and put the butter into a large saucepan.
  2. Gently heat the butter at a medium temperature and let it melt for 1-2 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the pan and mix in the leeks and mushrooms. Cover the pan and let them cook for 6-7 minutes.
  3. Fill a pan with water and bring to a quick boil. Add the asparagus and let it cook for 3-4 minutes at a medium heat.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and drain thoroughly, then place in a bowl filled with cold water.
  5. Combine parmesan and breadcrumbs in a bowl and set aside for a few minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, combine cornflour and milk until smooth. Add the milk to the leeks and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir frequently until the mixture begins to thicken up. Continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and add the asparagus and mustard. Stir well to combine, then pour the mixture into a baking dish.
  8. Spread the breadcrumb mixture on top and bake in the oven for 12 minutes.

15. Cheesy Asparagus

Cheesy Asparagus
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For those who want a simple side for dinner, this dish is perfect. It’s quick and easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of hands-on time either.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1lb of Trimmed and Sliced Asparagus
  • 25g of Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • The Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Put the asparagus into a pan and fill ½ way up with water. Add a pinch of salt and heat the water at a medium temperature. Let the water boil then put the asparagus into the pan to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and drain thoroughly. Put the asparagus into a round baking dish and drizzle oil over it.
  3. Spread the cheese and lemon zest on top and grill for 5 minutes until the cheese melts.

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16. Scrambled Eggs and Asparagus

Scrambled Eggs and Asparagus
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A great option for breakfast or lunch, you can’t get a better dish. This is incredibly simple but very tasty.

Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Eggs
  • 125g of Chopped Asparagus Spears
  • 4 Slices of Thick Cut Bread
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chopped Chives
  • 25g of Butter
  • ½ Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 25ml of Milk

Directions:

  1. Rinse the asparagus under cold water and space them out on a large microwave-safe plate. Cook the asparagus in the microwave for 4-5 minutes or until crisp and tender.
  2. In a medium pan, add the butter and let it melt for 2 minutes at a low-to-medium heat. Stir well then break the eggs into the pan.
  3. Add the milk, pepper, and chives to the pan and stir to combine the mixture. Let the eggs cook for 4-5 minutes and stir occasionally.
  4. Place the bread under the grill to toast for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove the asparagus from the microwave and add ¼ to the eggs and mix well for the last 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon the eggs onto the toasted bread and top with the remaining asparagus.

17. Asparagus and Peach Salad

Asparagus and Peach Salad
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This is a perfect balance between halloumi, peaches, and asparagus. It’s delicate and super tasty too.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 8 Halved Peaches with the Stones Removed
  • 125g of Torn Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 150g of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 250g of Sliced Halloumi Cheese
  • 50g of Rocket Leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Rapeseed Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and put the asparagus and peaches onto a baking tray.
  2. Drizzle the oil over the top and cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  3. At a medium-to-high temperature, heat a large frying pan and fry the halloumi for 2 minutes. Flip them over and fry the other side for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the halloumi from the pan and add to a salad bowl, alongside the rocket and spinach. Remove the asparagus and peaches from the oven and serve alongside.
  5. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the top to finish.

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18. Asparagus and Mushroom Salad

Asparagus and Mushroom Salad
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Perfect for any time of the year, this simple salad combines some wonderful flavours. Best of all, you can make this ahead of time for easy, on-the-go lunches.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Portobello Mushrooms with the Stems Removed
  • 500g of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 350g of Quartered Vine Tomatoes
  • 4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • 500g of Fusilli Pasta

Directions:

  1. Fill a pan with pasta and ¾ of the way with water. Bring the water to a boil at a medium temperature and simmer. Cook for 7 minutes.
  2. Place the mushrooms into a large pan and brush them with 2 teaspoons of oil. Heat at a medium temperature to cook for 5 minutes. Turn and then cook them again for 5 minutes more.
  3. Remove the mushrooms from the pan and slice them. Then add them to a salad bowl.
  4. Add asparagus to the pan and drizzle the remaining oil over the top. Cook at a medium temperature for 4 minutes.
  5. Drain the pasta and set it aside to chill in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the asparagus from the pan and roughly chop it before adding it to the salad bowl. Mix in the tomatoes and asparagus to the salad bowl, along with the pasta. Mix well to combine.
  7. Drizzle the lemon juice on top to finish.

19. Roasted Asparagus and Prawns

Roasted Asparagus and Prawns
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While you mightn’t initially put prawns and asparagus together, they do make an excellent combination. This is a dish to savour.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1lb of Trimmed Asparagus
  • 50g of Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 500g of Deveined and Peeled Tiger Prawns
  • 4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 5 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Teaspoons of Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chopped Parsley
  • 2 Teaspoons of Crushed Chilli Flakes
  • 25g of Butter (for Greasing)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and line a large baking tray with butter.
  2. In a bowl, add garlic, chilli flakes, oil, paprika, and prawns. Mix the prawns in the marinade and add to one side of the baking tray.
  3. Place the asparagus on the other half of the tray and rub 1 tablespoon of oil over them. Sprinkle ¾ of cheese on top and roast for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove the tray and top with parsley and the remaining cheese to finish.

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20. Asparagus with Baked Eggs

Asparagus with Baked Eggs
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If you want a healthy alternative for breakfast, this delicious dish is perfect.

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1lb of Trimmed and Chopped Asparagus
  • 3 Chopped Spring Onions
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 25g of Finely Grated Low-Fat White Cheese
  • 75ml of Double Cream
  • 25g of Chopped Chives
  • 25g of Chopped Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Pour oil into a large non-safe frying pan and heat at a medium temperature. Add the asparagus to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Crack the eggs in a bowl and beat lightly for 30 seconds. Add the cream, ½ of the parsley, ½ of the chives, and ½ of the low-fat cheese.
  3. Pour the mixture into the frying pan and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
  4. Top with the remaining cheese, parsley, spring onions, and chives to finish.
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