5 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables! It’s so versatile and tastes great any season, whether it’s grilled on the BBQ during the summer or thrown into a hearty curry dish for a cold winter night.

The best part to asparagus is its amazing health benefits!

Asparagus could be called a Super Veg for all of its great work on the body. Fighting against disease with super antioxidant powers, anti-inflammatory properties, and packed with awesome, essential nutrients like vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene, asparagus is a great addition to any food team.

So, ready to eat some asparagus?

It can be hard to come up with different ways to cook this green vegetable, and depending on your skill level, you may get tired of the same old method of cooking asparagus. This list of recipes has the simple ways of cooking veggies, as well as the more complex recipes for those looking for adventure!

Simple Asparagus Recipes

1. Steamed

Ingredients:

1 pound asparagus (thick)

½ teaspoon fine lemon zest

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (try coconut oil!)

Salt and pepper

As always, start by washing and trimming the asparagus. Grab a steamer pan and add 3 cups of water to the bottom. Bring to a boil. Steam asparagus over high heat until bright green, crisp and tender (about 3 minutes. Place steamed asparagus in a bowl and toss with oil and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Grilled

Ingredients:

1 bunch asparagus (thin)

3 tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic

2 tsp sea salt (try Himalayan pink salt!)

½ tsp black pepper

1tbsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 425 F. Prep by mincing garlic, juice lemon, and wash and trim asparagus.

Add all ingredients (except the lemon!) to a bowl and toss. Place on a baking sheet and bake until tender, about 12-15 minutes.

Taste with lemon juice and enjoy.

3. Stir Fry

Ingredients:

1 pound asparagus

¼ chopped onion

1 tsp chopped roasted garlic

1 tbsp avocado oil

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onions. Add asparagus and garlic. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until slightly done.

Complex Asparagus Recipes

1. Soup

Ingredients:

2 bunches asparagus

3 medium chopped yellow onions

3 smashed cloves of garlic

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

6 cups chicken broth

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons lemon juice

¼ cup grated Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese

Handful of your favorite fresh herbs

On high heat, boil broth and butter. Add asparagus, onions, and garlic and simmer over medium heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with lemon juice and Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese, topped with fresh herbs.

2. Curry

Ingredients:

1 pound, chopped, asparagus

1 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp cumin seeds

½ tsp powdered fennel seed

1 tsp crushed ginger

5 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tomatoes

Salt and red chili for taste

Heat oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, garlic and ginger. Allow to cook and splutter. Add tomatoes; cook until soft. Add asparagus, salt and red chili powder. Cook for 5-6 minutes.

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