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Monday, August 2, 2021

Asparagus and Coconut Stir-Fry


Asparagus and coconut stir-fry is a tasty vegan side that can be served with grains or flatbreads. This is an easy recipe and takes only 5 minutes to cook when the prep work is done. This can work as a warm salad too! 

Every time I go to farmers market, I bag so much veggies. Sometimes it is a little hard to stop when you see so fresh veggies and fruits. How is it with you? I buy asparagus, microgreens, oranges, peppers, bok choy and lots and lots of fruits...........the list goes on and on with different seasons. Asparagus is one of my favorite veggie and I love to incorporate that in many of my recipes. This stir-fry is made in our home very often. Minty Roasted Asparagus Vegan Pesto is a simple and flavorful pesto to use in a few ways. We are celebrating #Farmersmarketweek in our Festive Foodies group by sharing recipes made with fresh goodies from Farmers Market. This is my first recipe.


Farmer’s Market Week is always the first week in August. Whether you have a great local farm stand or market, are a member of a CSA or purchase your fruits and vegetables at the supermarket, follow our Pinterest board, for great recipes including those for appetizers, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and more. 

Here’s more Farmer’s Market Week Recipes we shared today!

Starters and Drinks Recipes

Side Dishes Recipes

Main Dish Recipes

Dessert Recipes



Ingredients

Asparagus -  2 cups, 1/4 in slices.
Water - 1 or 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Coconut - 2 tbsp, fresh or frozen

For tempering

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Split urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Asafetida - 1/8 tsp
Dried red chili - 2 torn
Curry leaf - 1 sprig

Method

Heat oil in a cast-iron pan. Add the oil. When it is hot, add the torn red chilies and mustard seeds. When the mustard splutters add the split urad dhal followed by asafetida and curry leaf. Fry for 30 seconds till the dhal is golden brown.


Add the asparagus. Sprinkle a little water, cover and cook for 2-4 minutes on a medium flame or till the asparagus is tender but firm.

Add the salt and sauté for 2 minutes.


Add the coconut.


Sauté for two minutes till the coconut is evenly spread and toasted. Transfer to a serving bowl.


Serve with rice or flatbread as a side or as a warm salad.

31 comments:

  1. Asparagus is my favorite vegetable too. I have never thought to pair it with coconut. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. What a delicious side dish! I love the coconut!

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  3. This was sure a new way for me to eat asparagus but we just loved it!

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  4. Ooh the flavors of this dish are dreamy! And such a quick and easy dish to make!

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    1. Yes, this is a quick one! Thanks, Kathleen!

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  5. I’m thinking how much my husband would love this. Yummy.

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  6. This flavor combination of a little heat with the asparagus and coconut sounds fabulous. Can't wait to make this for my family.

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    1. I can guarantee that this would be your family favorite! Thanks, Jennifer.

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  7. This beautiful dish looks so tasty and it screams freshness!

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  8. I love a good stir fry, and the asparagus stays so bright green.

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  9. The coconut puts this over the top! What a yummy recipe!

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  10. This is such a unique vegetable side dish!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! This kind of a traditional curry that I made with asparagus.

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  11. Just screams fresh and I'm always looking for new ways to serve up asparagus!

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    1. Your family will love this version Jolene. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I love this fun and unexpected way of making asparagus! The texture from the coconut is such a great idea with the asparagus!

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    1. Yes, it is! It also gives a creamy effect too!

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  13. I've never considered putting fruits and veggies together , but this stir fry was fantastic! The coconut added a sweetness that I didn't know was missing to this dish!

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    1. Coconut adds a beautiful flavor and we regularly add to our stir-fried curries. It enhances the flavor of the dish. Thanks, Rebecca!

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  14. This is such a unique way to enjoy asparagus - the addition of coconut sounds super!

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  15. Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies. I definitely need to try this recipe.

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    1. You'll love it Kathy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I am so curious about this dish! I bet all of the toasted seasonings are delicious and then the coconut is a delicious contrast! Yum!

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