I’m so excited that market season is finally here again! I love sharing weekly farmers market recipes and I’m already looking forward to what this season has in store. Be sure to check back every Monday through October for recipes using fresh, farmers’ market produce.
This week I picked up some fresh asparagus at my local market. It’s one of my favorite Spring vegetables, and even my kids like it. I especially love that it cooks up so quickly and tastes delicious with nothing more than a bit of olive oil or butter and a dash of salt and pepper. When choosing asparagus look for firm stems with bright green or violet-tinged spears. Size doesn’t really tell you much about quality or flavor. Thicker asparagus is just more mature.
If you’ve never tried grilling asparagus, you really should. It’s super simple and has a wonderful flavor. We like to grill ours with some olive oil, garlic salt and pepper, then finish it off with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Even my picky eaters enjoy asparagus cooked this way! Feel free to substitute butter for olive oil or mix up the seasonings to suit your tastes.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Or Whatever You Do