From barbecued to boiled or fried, asparagus is so versataille, best-known for its crisp texture and delicate flavour.
With 2 portions of your 5-a-day, this is feel-good food at its best!
A quick, light and simple omelette that makes a great breakfast or lunch. Tender asparagus, chopped chives and parsley, and creamy, melty Gruyère cheese elevate the humble omelette into a thing of beauty.
Cooking asparagus in a griddle pan gives it a lovely charred flavour
Jamie says: "Frittatas are my go-to for a quick and easy lunch, and are great for picnics, too. Ripple the pesto through the egg mixture before cooking, then dollop extra over the top for a hit of summer flavour."
This Vegan Thai green curry is 1 of your 5-a-day, a source of protein and has less fat and saturates than a typical coconut milk-based curry.
Creamy Philadelphia Garlic & Herbs soft cheese lines the base of this quick and simple salmon and asparagus tart. It's an ideal – and effort-free – lunch option that makes the most of fresh produce
If you're looking for an easy barbecue side dish, try these speedy asparagus and chorizo skewers
For an easy fish dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes, look no further than this roast salmon recipe with lentils and asparagus
This one-tray roasted salmon recipe is a great way to celebrate spring flavours and is an inspiring alternative Easter lunch idea
Make the most of seasonal British asparagus with this easy side dish. Delicate asparagus stems are simply roasted with a garlic and soy marinade and sesame seeds for a nutty crunch – delicious on its own or drizzled with the creamy tahini dressing.
Make the most of fresh spring produce with this green twist on a classic shakshuka. Asparagus, peas and sweet leeks are baked with crumbled feta and eggs for perfect oozing yolks – the ideal veggie brunch recipe or easy one-pot meal.
Add some fresh flavours to your barbecue with simple veggie sides. These speedy courgette and asparagus skewers flavoured with olive oil and lemon zest make a fun vegan addition to a barbecue spread.
These elegant individual summer tartlets are perfect for feeding a crowd an al fresco feast. Fresh tarragon and a touch of chilli pack the creamy cheese filling with flavour, before being topped with tender flaked mackerel and griddled asparagus.
Hearty minestrone makes the most of seasonal green spring veg – packing every bowl with asparagus, peas and spinach. Spaghetti and butter beans bulk out the veg, whilst a swirl of vibrant spinach sauce is a tasty finishing touch.
This easy spring lunch is a great way to feed family and friends at the weekend. Roasting lamb chops is much easier than juggling frying pans and takes the hassle out of achieving juicy perfectly-cooked meat every time.
This crustless quiche is a great idea for when you’re looking for a light meal. Packed with gorgeous green spring veg, infused with garlic for maximum flavour, and with a clever, creamy cottage cheese filling, this makes a tasty lunch or simple supper.
For a hearty brunch or lunch to share, try these quirky eggs in a basket. Fill a toasted bread bowl with gooey melted cheese, spicy chorizo sauce and a perfectly cooked egg for a generous meal for two.
Charred on the outside but still crunchy to bite, griddled asparagus is one of life’s greatest culinary pleasures, especially when asparagus is in peak season. Serve with romesco sauce for a lovely addition to your Spanish fiesta spread
Make the most of this season's glorious asparagus with this delicious, healthy side dish. Finished with a punchy anchovy dressing, it is a perfect addition to any springtime spread.
Radishes, cucumber and asparagus are just some of the gorgeous spring veggies that star in this crunchy salad, but it's the chipotle and paprika-spiced dressing that really steals the show.
Give your picnic basket a bit of je ne sais quoi with this elegant French bake - buttery puff pastry is topped with a medley of spring vegetables, crispy bacon, creamy ricotta and fragrant herbs.
It may just be an open-faced sandwich, but for some reason it tastes way more delicious than your two-bread-piece variety. Here we top it with crunchy pear slices, creamy ricotta, asparagus and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for an effortless Easter starter
You can whip up these easy gremolata-roasted haddock fillets in less than 30 minutes. Typically made with chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest, gremolata is an Italian condiment that adds a final fling of flavour to dishes
This vegetarian saffron risotto has everything you love about spring – fresh asparagus tips, fennel and zesty lemon. The Parmesan adds creaminess while the boiled eggs add a boost of protein and a handful of flat leaf parsley gives the dish a fresh lift.
This vegetarian bowl is a celebration of Spring flavours. With tendersweet carrots, asparagus and mint and tossed with a punchy harissa and honey dressing, this makes an ideal midweek meal.
Toad in the hole is a classic family supper, and we've made it suitable for summer by packing it with loads of seasonal veg
Frittatas are the ultimate one-pan supper and a great way of using up leftover eggs and vegetables. This summery version, created by chef and author Jordan Bourke, is extra chunky and crammed with masses of roasted new potatoes, asparagus and spinach
Dive into this creamy, cheesy bake packed with pillowy soft gnocchi, vibrant peas, broad beans and asparagus, and plenty of punchy, aromatic herbs. A comforting vegetarian recipe that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes – what more could you want
Classic Italian risotto has been given a summery spin with crunchy asparagus, broad beans and homemade ricotta cheese and basil pesto. The pesto melts into the cooked dish giving it a vibrant green finish and a wonderful, intense flavour
Let the earthy flavour of tender asparagus shine in this healthy salad dressed with fresh ginger, chilli and lime. Hazelnuts and peppery radishes bring a satisfying crunch to this speedy salad that can be made in just 15 minutes
These savoury tarts are so simple to make and packed full of spring flavour. Golden, light-as-air pastry topped with smoky chorizo, nutty asparagus and creamy Manchego – baking in the oven makes these beautiful bites gorgeously gooey
There's more to Sunday lunch than meat and this alternative roast dinner shows just how satisfying vegetarian mains can be. We've given classic homity pie a seasonal twist, using fresh greens, peas, spring onions, asparagus and polenta
Make chicken breasts all the more flavoursome by coating in fragrant Italian herbs and wrapping in salty bacon before roasting until crisp and golden. Served with a asparagus and tomato salad, this easy chicken recipe is sure to become a firm favourite