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The peak season for fresh asparagus lasts from February through June.
Prep & Store
Wash thoroughly under cool water to remove dirt or grit. Cut off tough ends.
Grilling is an excellent, easy way to cook asparagus. Simply add spears to grill for 3 to 5 minutes for a great addition to your salad or a simple, healthy side.
Quick & Easy Recipe
Immerse clean stalks in boiling water, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes—until they are bright green. Toss with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.
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