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As a 100% local leek from Sainte Brigitte des Saults, you can imagine that I have a particular fondness for leek recipes, especially when those come from Les Cultures de chez nous farm, where I was born.

But I also love recipes with asparagus. Every year, around mid-May until the end of June, I can’t get enough of the Quebec asparagus that grows in the fields next to mine. 😊 Looking for experts on growing Quebec asparagus? Les Cultures de chez nous is there for you. And their asparagus are, pretty frankly, the best in the world! Crisp, fresh and flavourful. They’re the green asparagus you want on your plate. You don’t have to go far to get them; Les Cultures de chez nous’ Quebec asparagus is on sale in practically every grocery store!

Before heading to your favourite grocery store to pick up your bunch of Les Cultures de chez nous asparagus, I’ll whet your appetite with my 10 favourite Quebec asparagus recipes.

Pasta with asparagus, pancetta and lemon zest

I’m a sucker for pasta. As proof, I’ve probably tried all the top 30 best pasta recipes to ABSOLUTELY try 2 or 3 times each. In the pasta with asparagus recipe, you will flip over pasta and asparagus in a creamy sauce with pancetta and Parmesan 🤤.

For pasta, you can also make your own. My friends at Crazy Leeks explain in one of their articles how to make fresh homemade pasta with the best recipe (in French).

Recette de pâtes aux asperges du Québec avec pancetta, zeste de citron et parmesan râpé

Asparagus and spinach soup

It’s often said that a soup or velouté is perfect for warming up on long winter evenings. That’s true, but it’s just as good and essential when spring rolls around and Quebec asparagus is at its best! In this asparagus and spinach velouté, add grilled asparagus tips as a garnish. Everyone who eats it will surely ask you for a second bowl; it’s so good 🍜.

Recette de velouté aux asperges et épinards pour cuisiner les asperges du Québec

Chicken stuffed with asparagus and Swiss cheese

In addition to leeks and asparagus, I also really like Brussels sprouts. For this recipe for chicken stuffed with asparagus and Swiss cheese, I followed the chef’s advice for the accompaniment 😊!

Cuisiner les asperges du Québec en faisant une recette de poulet farci aux asperges et au fromage suisse

Sautéed beef with orange, asparagus and leeks

Let’s talk about a great recipe that combines the wonderful asparagus of Quebec with the good local leeks from Les Cultures de chez nous. I like the tanginess of orange juice and zest in this orange beef stir-fry. Personally, I like to add already-cooked pasta, such as spaghettini, a few minutes before adding the beef to the wok.

Recette aux asperges et aux poireaux du Québec : sauté de bœuf à l'orange, aux asperges et aux poireaux

Pizza with chicken, asparagus and caramelized onions

The pizza and asparagus fan in you will be delighted with this chicken pizza recipe. If you want to make your own pizza dough, follow Ricardo’s recipe for pizza dough for 8. It’s the one I always make instead of the store-bought variety. By making more homemade pizza dough and freezing it, you’ll even be able to try out my 12 pizza recipes, from appetizer to dessert!

Pizza au poulet, aux asperges et aux oignons caramélisés pour cuisiner une recette avec des asperges du Québec

Lemon and Parmesan asparagus fries (in French)

Parmesan and asparagus are always a winner. With this recipe for Parmesan Lemon Asparagus Fries, you’ll have an excellent starter to share, ideal for cocktails with family and friends.

Recette d'entrée de frites d'asperges citronnées au parmesan

Asparagus with butter and Parmesan

Asparagus with butter and Parmesan is another simple recipe I like to make as a side dish (and here you see me coming with my passion for asparagus and Parmesan 😉 ). This is such a quick asparagus side dish to make. Cheese lovers (like me 🧀) will love this oven-baked gratin recipe!

Recette d'accompagnement aux asperges : asperges au beurre et au parmesan

Spanakopita with asparagus and pistachios

My trip to Greece left its mark on my culinary life. I was so taken with the country and the food that I devoted an entire article with 10 easy Greek recipe ideas to make you feel like you’re in Greece. My recipe for spanakopita with asparagus and pistachios can also be found in my recipe travel cookbook (in French), free on the Crazy Leeks website. It’s so good, I had to tell you about it again. I wonder if Argiris, the owner of the hotel I stayed at on the island of Naxos, included asparagus in his spanakopita recipe 🤔.

Recette grecque avec des asperges : spanakopita aux asperges et pistaches

Warm farfalle salad with ham, sun-dried tomatoes and asparagus

There’s nothing like a good pasta salad with asparagus to accompany the most successful BBQs. With this farfalle salad, freshness and flavour are the order of the day. The old-fashioned mustard vinaigrette adds a nice kick to the dish and suits the asparagus perfectly.

Recette de salade de pâtes : salade tiède de farfalles au jambon, aux tomates séchées et aux asperges

Asparagus carbonara

As if Parmesan, pasta and asparagus weren’t already present enough in my article 😂, I’m ending it with my biggest asparagus classic: asparagus carbonara. I love the creamy pasta, the tender yet crisp bacon and the final ingredient in this recipe... extra Parmesan 🧀! For me, “extra” means “a lot” 😉. Just thinking about this pasta has me drooling.

Recette de pâtes carbonara avec des asperges vertes du Québec et du parmesan

Recipe ideas for asparagus and more all over the blog

Like my classic recipes? Check out my recipe for homemade asparagus spices and seasonings. You’ll love it. In the same article, I share several other homemade spices and herb blends you can reproduce at home.

Since Quebec asparagus season doesn’t last forever, I also invite you to check out these 7 recipes using green asparagus that you can freeze or can. Or check out these 7 recipes using asparagus as a side dish (in French). It’s incredible! There are some real gems as recipes in these Crazy Leeks 😊 articles. And, to make the most of the Quebec asparagus season, you can also choose from the 20 best recipes for cooking asparagus.

Happy season, and long live Quebec asparagus from Les Cultures de chez nous!