If you overdosed on jelly beans yesterday - and the chances are quite likely - let today be a Meatless Monday that celebrates one of springtime's most revered and healthy vegetables: Asparagus. These little spears contain an abundance of the amino acid asparagine that helps to cleanse the body of waste, not to mention a good amount of fiber. And our favorite foodie bloggers prove this veggie is more versatile than it lets on.
Not only does the Asparagus Pepper Bisque from Spabettie feature our springtime fave, but add celery and spinach to the mix for a truly nutrient-dense bowl of goodness. And a few special ingredients make this as satisfying a creamy bisque as you've ever experienced!
Keep it simple. Let the asparagus shine. This recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Shallots and Chives from the Galley Gourmet makes for the perfect side dish... every night.
From the Organic Authority Files
Over at Edible Perspective, things are getting inspired! Ever wondered what a Vegan Asparagus Caeser Salad would taste like? Us either. But we sure are now. This is an incredibly delicious way to showcase some crunchy stalks.
Artichokes are also on the menu this time of year. Combine these two veggies into the Artichoke and Asparagus Cappelini from WillCookforFriends, throw in some roasted garlic and tomatoes, and you've got a quintessentially spring pasta dinner.
Interested to know a bit more about spring's beloved veggie? Check out: From Pee to Purple: All About Asparagus