Healthy Asparagus Recipes

Find healthy, delicious asparagus recipes including grilled, roasted and steamed asparagus. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic-Lemon Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Roasted asparagus is delicious drizzled with a sauce inspired by Caesar salad dressing. Low-fat mayonnaise makes the sauce creamy without a lot of extra calories or fat. Dress up the dish with chopped hard-boiled eggs or leave them out if you're in a hurry.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Creamy Asparagus-Potato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
In this fast asparagus soup recipe, potato adds creaminess without adding cream. Double or triple this soup and freeze the leftovers for a quick lunch.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Grilled Mahi-Mahi & Asparagus with Lemon Butter

In this quick grilled fish recipe, we grill firm mahi-mahi and fresh spring asparagus alongside one another, then drizzle them with a bit of tart lemon butter. We like mahi-mahi in this recipe, but any firm fish fillet can be used in its place.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
The gnocchi cooks right in the skillet, along with shrimp, shallots, asparagus and Parmesan cheese, in this gnocchi recipe. Look for shelf-stable gnocchi near other pasta. Serve with baby arugula salad with vinaigrette and a glass of pinot grigio.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus & Lemon

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
Tilapia, a relatively plentiful fish, has the unfortunate reputation of being dull. All it needs is a spice rub, a familiar barbecuing technique that works just as well indoors. You could also use this rub on chicken breasts or toss it with lightly oiled shrimp before cooking.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Potato, Asparagus & Mushroom Hash

Rating: 5 stars 4
Made with asparagus, roasted red pepper and mushrooms, this hash has a fresh and light, springtime taste. Serve with hearty whole-grain toast for an easy vegan breakfast or with an egg on top for a vegetarian take.
By Jan Ellen Spiegel

Garlic Butter-Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This spring-produce-packed one-pan meal makes a healthy and satisfying weeknight dinner. Melted garlic butter coats the salmon and vegetables, adding depth of flavor and richness to the dish.
By Carolyn Casner

One-Pan Chicken & Asparagus Bake

Rating: 5 stars 12
In this chicken and asparagus recipe, we use one baking sheet to whip up dinner quickly, veggies included. Pounding the chicken thin helps it cook quickly alongside the carrots and potatoes, with asparagus rounding out the meal. This is one quick dinner recipe you'll be returning to again and again.

Frittata with Asparagus, Leek & Ricotta

Rating: 5 stars 2
In this quick asparagus frittata recipe, asparagus, leeks and ricotta combine to create a tasty meal that's perfect for spring.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Greek Chicken with Roasted Spring Vegetables & Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This Greek-inspired chicken and vegetable sheet-pan meal is bursting with flavor. The chicken is coated in a mayonnaise and bread crumb mixture, roasted alongside asparagus, cremini mushrooms and grape tomatoes and then served with a lemon-feta vinaigrette.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Sheet-Pan Shrimp & Asparagus

This sheet-pan shrimp and asparagus is a complete meal all on one pan! The shrimp and asparagus cook perfectly together. Crushed red pepper adds a dash of heat while lime juice brightens the dish.
By Pam Lolley
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Inspiration and Ideas

Asparagus Salad with Eggs & Cured Ham
Boiled asparagus and soft-boiled eggs come together for an easy salad, topped with a sweet and spicy ground pepper. Perfect for a lite dinner or a side.
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Asparagus can help fight cancer, is good for your brain and can help you slim down. Read more about this super-healthy veggie.
Rosemary Roasted Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes
Rating: 4.5 stars 7

Yukon Golds are great here because they get crispy on the outside but completely creamy on the inside. A brush stroke or two of balsamic glaze provides a rich color and a sweet finish to the roasted salmon.