What Goes Good With Asparagus? 8 Perfect Pairs

Asparagus has long been one of the most popular vegetables in America due to its health benefits. It is a good source of iron, protein, fiber and other nutrients. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) classifies asparagus as low in nitrates and high in vitamins such as C and K.

We all love a good asparagus recipe, with some potatoes or pasta, a piece of meat, or maybe some other vegetables next to them. We’ve gathered multiple ingredients that go very well together with asparagus, for you to read.

    1. Bacon

    bacon wrapped asparagus
    Bacon wrapped asparagus, who doesn’t love it?

    We’ve all seen images on the internet before, with bacon wrapped around asparagus. I can tell you one thing; this tastes AMAZING. The salty and meaty flavor of the bacon combines extremely well with the bite and taste of asparagus.

    2. Pasta

    pasta with asparagus, garlic and lemon juice
    Pasta with asparagus, garlic and lemon juice.

    Often used in recipes combined with asparagus is pasta. Any type of pasta works very well, from penne to spaghetti. Add some seasoning on top such as garlic and lemon juice, and you’ve got a delicious filling meal.

    3. Soup

    If you’re a lover of both soup and asparagus, you are in luck. There are hundreds of online recipes to create soup out of asparagus, and I can assure you that most of them are very tasty. They’re often very easy to make, and usually only contain a couple of ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

    4. Fish

    green asparagus with salmon and mushrooms
    Green asparagus with salmon and mushrooms.

    There are multiple fish that go very well with asparagus, including, but not limited to:

    • cod
    • salmon
    • tuna

    Combining thin slices of the fish above with asparagus and, for example, potatoes or any type of pasta / vegetable can create a tasty, balanced meal.

    5. Salad

    Healthy salad with asparagus, rhubarb and herbs.
    Healthy salad with asparagus, rhubarb and herbs.

    On a diet, or just interested in a vitamin boost for the sake of your health? Even though it’s not that common, asparagus still go very well in salads.

    For example, you can mix asparagus with rhubarb and some herbs of your liking. Add a slice of french bread on the side, and you’ve got a complete, healthy meal.

    6. Pizza

    cauliflower crust pizza with vegetables on top
    Cauliflower crust pizza with vegetables on top.

    Asparagus on a pizza. Not too common, right?

    If you’re a vegetable lover, you will love this idea. You can add your asparagus on a pizza that’s created with a cauliflower crust, with other vegetables (and optionally any type of meat or fish) added on top.

    This way, you still have the idea of eating ‘junk food’ while it’s actually full of vitamins and minerals.

    7. Toast

    toast with avocado, asparagus and eggs
    Toast with avocado, asparagus and eggs.

    Another way of eating your asparagus is by putting it on toast. You can, for example, grab a piece of toast and add a small layer of avocado on top. On top of the avocado, place some cooked (or raw) asparagus and top it off with a well-seasoned omelet.

    8. Pastry tart

    pastry tart with asparagus and spices
    Pastry tart with asparagus and spices.

    Not everyone is a fan of them, but pastry tarts are a delicious meal to use your asparagus for as an ingredient. Combining asparagus and some of your favorite spices into a pastry tart can be a delicious snack if you’ve got your birthday coming up.

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