Add Asparagus to May
Asparagus season has hit and boy does it taste good! You’ll be glad to hear it’s in season in the UK from around May-July. Help to support British produce and make the most of the asparagus season this summer.
If you are stuck on ways to serve it, fear not, simply sauté in a knob of butter with a squeeze of fresh lemon, salt and pepper for the perfect side dish. Alternatively steam them then dip them into your boiled eggs or roast them in a drizzle of olive oil.
This elegant green veggie is highly versatile, as well as packing a nutrient punch. Asparagus is rich in vitamin A and C, calcium, potassium and iron. They are typically known for their green appearance but can also be found in white and purple variations.
Top tip: forget chopping the ends simply break the stalk and it’ll remove the woody part of the asparagus.
My favourite asparagus recipe to share with you all:
Minty Asparagus & Feta (v)
This is the perfect side dish to freshly cooked salmon and Jersey royals, how can you say no to that this May.
1 Bunch of Asparagus, woody stalks removed
¼ Lemon, juiced
Salt & Pepper
1 Handful of Mint, roughly chopped
50g Feta, crumbled
1. Steam the asparagus for 6-8 minutes or until tender.
2. Drain and put into a large bowl, add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
3. Add the roughly chopped mint and crumble over the feta.
It really is as simple as that! Did you know that steaming vegetables over boiling them helps to reduce the loss of nutrients in the cooking?
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