Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe

Tangy Lemon-Dill White Asparagus Recipe

You know what I think is so bizarre?

White asparagus!

I know, your thinking, “fascinating, Valentina.”  (And in a bored tone, no less.)  Well let me tell you, it is fascinating — or interesting, at the very least.

You see white asparagus is grown while covered with mulch and dark plastic so that it never sees the sun.  Yes a vegetable that grows without ever being directly hit by sunlight.  So with no chance for photosynthesis to occur, it never turns green.   And I find this so ironic because we’re talking about a very special, spring vegetable — and in my mind, spring is all about sunshine.  Bizarre, right?  (Or, maybe I’m bizarre?)


  • 1-pound fresh white asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped, fresh dill
  • ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
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