Healthy living

Asparagus

Use in entrees, vegetable side dishes, flans, frittatas, salads and stir-fries.

Varieties

Green, white or purple asparagus

Selection

Tender straight stems with compact tips.

Storage

In an airtight bag in refrigerator crisper. Use as soon as possible after purchase.

Cooking

To use, snap off the woody ends. If stems are thick, peel the lower part with a vegetable peeler. Boil or steam for 3-4 minutes. Microwave in a covered dish in 1 tablespoon water on high (100%) for 2 minutes until just tender. Barbecue by brushing with a little oil and cooking for 1-2 minutes, turning frequently until slightly blackened but still crisp.

Serving suggestion

Serve topped with a little salsa or baba ghanoush.


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