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It’s peak asparagus season

It’s peak asparagus season

28 Apr 2021 by Ted Escobedo   1 min read

Although available year-round, this is the ideal time to look for asparagus in the market.They are in season from February to June, with April being the peak. Fresh asparagus will be bright green with no signs of shriveling. The tender tips may have a purplish cast, but they should be firm and tight, never mushy.

This simple, lemony roasted asparagus is an easy vegan side dish, perfect for spring:

  • Trim and toss asparagus with olive oil,salt, pepper and lemon zest.
  • Add garlic and shallots if you like (for extra flavor).
  • Place asparagus on a sheet pan, in a single layer.
  • Baked at 400 F, for 15-25 minutes(depending on the thickness) until the asparagus is tender, yet vibrant and crisp.
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