It is the start of the British Asparagus season! To celebrate, I created these dreamy British asparagus breakfast toasts; made by steaming, frying, roasting, shaving and chopping the spears. It’s such a versatile vegetable that you can really get creative with it, and have it served so many different ways throughout the season. But you should be quick, British asparagus is only here for 8 weeks, so you’ll need to get it whilst you can! @EnjoyAsparagus
All served a-top pan-toasted sourdough bread. From top left:
-Chopped British asparagus
-Pan-fried British asparagus
-Steamed British asparagus
-Oven-roasted British asparagus
-Shaved British asparagus
-Fresh herbs (mint and coriander)
-Red chilli pepper
-Sesame oil (to mix the ingredients)
Asparagus facts – did you know?
A spear needs 1 day to grow to full height if warm.
Eating asparagus promotes healthy bacteria in the large intestine and can help reduce bloating
Asparagus contains vitamin K, essential for healthy blood clotting
It is a rich source of vitamin C, which boosts your immune system
Asparagus is full of Vitamin E which is great for skin, nails and hair.
Asparagus is a mild diuretic and is believed to help detoxify the body
80gram of asparagus provided 60% of your RDA. One of the best vegetable sources for folic acid.
Written By: Patrick Smith | Food & Drink Editor