04/13/2015 10:20 EDT | Updated 04/13/2015 12:59 EDT

28 Ways To Eat Asparagus

Aimee Herring

Smothered in butter or creamy hollandaise sauce, asparagus spears are simply delicious anyway you slice it.

The spring vegetable, which comes in white, green and purple, has approximately four calories per stalk and is a great source of vitamins B6, C, E, K, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Even better, the nutty-flavoured green is fibrous and contains protein and sight-saving beta-carotene, says the Asparagus Farmers of Ontario group.

Below, we've rounded up 28 delicious asparagus recipes from brunch classics to savoury soups to stir-fries, and of course, spring salads. So stop steaming those stalks and get a little creative with the crunchy green.

Oh, and while you're at it, don't assume that whole stinky pee thing goes for everyone. Asparagus does alter the smell of your urine, but only 50 per cent of people can smell it.

28 Ways To Eat Asparagus

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