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Inspired by the traditional German White Asparagus with ham and hollandaise sauce meal, this buckwheat crepe will help highlight this mysterious white veggie enveloped in a simple ham slice, salted butter and crunchy baby spinach. It’s the season again for those early spring veggies! Many don’t know how to prepare them; they are a delicacy in many European countries, especially in Germany. It’s more tender and delicate than its green peer but also needs a bit more effort to prepare. Don’t be intimidated by them; they are succulent, elegant and delicate in taste and texture, a true pleasure for the mouth. This White Asparagus Buckwheat Crepe will highlight this mysterious veggie and make your crepe reach another level! A German Delicacy In South Germany, they have the “Spargelzeit,” or the asparagus period from late April to early June, where they open little shacks by the road where they sell white…

This is a spring pasta salad with lovely green asparagus, cherry tomatoes, small fresh mozzarella balls, basil and olive oil served with penne. Asparagus Pasta Salad is a simple and fresh vegetarian dish! Everyone loves a good Caprese salad (tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella with olive oil), so why not change it a bit and make it a pasta salad? Also, since it is spring, why not add a few green asparagus to celebrate that? This Asparagus Pasta Salad is such a simple idea and takes no time to make. Great to bring for lunch, at a potluck or picnic, this pasta salad will highlight the day! For Any Occasion It’s a “feeling lazy today” kind of meal… Just need to cook the pasta of your choice (healthier versions too like quinoa or kamut pasta) a bunch of juicy cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella balls, or the big balls of mozzarella…

Simple little filo cups filled with Asparagus Mini Quiches made with a touch of Gruyere cheese and leeks because spring is at the door! Those Asparagus Mini Quiches are a bite into spring! The beauty of this meal is its polyvalence, whether you eat your quiche warm or cold… or change the vegetable in it… if you feel like mushrooms or ham etc. Go ahead and make those with whatever you feel like. A mini Quiche Lorraine, maybe? The original one with smoked pork belly bits, which is slightly less healthy… but Oh! so delicious! Make some lovely mini lard and cheese if your metabolism allows you. For this recipe, I’ve chosen my favourite spring vegetable, the green asparagus and a bit of leek and gruyère to make it extra tasty! Adaptable Dish You can prepare them in advance, serve them as tapas on a warm spring afternoon, or pack them up…

This Golden Saffron Risotto with Asparagus is delicate and aromatic, filled with spring veggies like green asparagus, sweet peas and a touch of parmesan. I wouldn’t dare to call this dish “Risotto alla Milanese” since it contains some asparagus and peas, but truth be told, it’s pretty similar. Also, the original Risotto alla Milanese is usually made with beef broth and is the only risotto generally not served as a “primo,” first course, but as a side dish. Usually served with Ossobuco, this risotto is the king of the North (…of Italy, not Westeros…). For this Saffron Risotto with Asparagus particular recipe, I consider it a “main meal,” but it could also be served as a Primo or side dish. Variations You can make this dish vegetarian by substituting the chicken broth for vegetable broth, replacing the butter with olive oil and omitting the parmesan. Saffron rules! Saffron is the…

A Salmon & grilled Asparagus with Romesco Sauce on a bed of quinoa topped with a nutty Romesco Sauce is a great way to bring a healthy Mediterranean sun to your plate. Salmon & grilled Asparagus with Romesco Sauce is the perfect set of Spanish flavours. This gorgeous orange sauce is a rich, nutty and ultra-healthy one. Suitable for the BBQ this recipe is inspired by charred veggies with Romesco, which is popular in Catalunya. The Romesco sauce can be found in jars in European markets if not, here is my recipe! Catalan Romesco Sauce The idea here was to showcase the Romesco sauce and grilled asparagus altogether. It could have been a piece of grilled chicken fillet, omelette on top or nothing at all and it would have been as delicious. Romesco is a typical Catalan sauce consisting of roasted tomatoes, pepper pulp, paprika and roasted nuts (almonds and hazelnuts)…

An extra vivid Green Asparagus Soup to start spring on the right foot. A simple soup made of asparagus, cream, broth, leeks and a topping of crunchy cured ham. Asparagus is the spring vegetable by excellence, although it became an all-year-long available veggie with globalization. A favourite of many, this long vegetable comes in many colours and forms, whether green, white or even purple. These veggies are simply irresistible. The white ones were collected before they could even reach the sun. The most common one, the green, is enjoyable in millions of ways, whether grilled, boiled or fried. In this case, in a Green Asparagus Soup! No Thickeners This soup is unctuous, as long as you don’t add too much broth or water. There are no thickeners, potatoes, eggs, or added starch; it’s simply plenty of asparagus. I’ve used chicken broth with it, but it could simply be water or vegetable broth.…

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