Asparagus is an unusually tasty and healthy vegetable delicacy that can be a bright addition to any table. However, this delicacy requires a subtle approach to cooking in order to bring out its unique taste to the fullest and retain its nutrients. Let’s talk about how to cook asparagus properly.


Before cooking asparagus should be carefully prepared. Wash the stems under running water to remove any dirt or grit. Then trim or break off the hard, woody ends of the stems. They usually break easily where the stem goes from a hard, woody texture to a more tender, juicy texture.


A deep frying pan or pot of boiling salted water is ideal for boiling asparagus. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the asparagus stalks. Thin asparagus usually cooks in 3-5 minutes, while thicker stalks may take 5 to 7 minutes. The asparagus should be cooked until it is soft but still crispy. You can find more info at the our website about how long to boil asparagus.

End of Cooking

After the asparagus has reached the desired degree of readiness, it should be immediately cooled in ice water. Not only will this stop the cooking process, but it will also help keep the bright green color of the asparagus.

Tips & Tricks

To test the doneness of the asparagus, simply pierce the stalk with a fork. If the fork goes in without resistance, but the stalk is still crisp, the asparagus is done.
Add some lemon juice or vinegar to the water for a brighter, fresher taste.


Boiling asparagus properly is an art that will come with practice. Remember that the main thing is to keep the crunchy texture and natural taste of this wonderful vegetable. Don’t be afraid to experiment and discover the amazing variety of flavors that asparagus has to offer!