Do Broccoli and Asparagus Go Together?

This is a steamed salmon filet paired with asparagus and broccoli.

Asparagus and broccoli are two of my favorite vegetables. They are the perfect sides to any dish and can be cooked in so many different ways. But trying to expand my cooking skills by trying new recipes, I always wonder, do broccoli and asparagus go together?

Broccoli and asparagus go together in main meals and side dishes. They work well together to increase the variety of green vegetables per meal and add extra nutritional value. They accept the same seasonings such as garlic, pepper, lemon and work incredibly well together as dips and in meaty dishes.

It might seem like there are limited ways to use broccoli and asparagus, but there are several recipes where they serve as sides and as the main meal. Let us take a look at some:

Sautéed Broccoli and Asparagus

Broccoli and asparagus go well together sautéed because they readily accept the same seasoning, such as lemon pepper or garlic butter. Sautéed broccoli and asparagus are what you would use as a side dish but work perfectly well on their own as well.

Here are some sautéed broccoli and asparagus recipes to try:

Roasted Broccoli and Asparagus

Roasted broccoli and asparagus are similar to sautéed; together, they work well with seasoning and can be eaten as a side dish or over rice bowls. They complement each other with their contrasting textures and flavor, even though they are both green veggies.

Here are some roasted broccoli and asparagus recipes to try:

Broccoli and Asparagus Stir Fry

Broccoli and asparagus stir-fries are unique because you get two complimentary green veggies infamous to the stir fry family. They go well with spaghetti and ramen. They also work well as stir fry with chicken, bacon, and beef.

Here are some broccoli and asparagus stir fry recipes to try:

Broccoli and Asparagus Soup

Soups are the best comfort food on any day. They are also the best food to hide nutritious veggies for picky or texture-sensitive eaters. Broccoli and asparagus make the perfect soup if you steam and blend them into creaminess with some added seasoning or other veggies of choice.

Here are some broccoli and asparagus soup recipes to try:

Broccoli and Asparagus Dip

Like the soup, broccoli and asparagus make the yummiest, creamy dip for veggies, chips, and fries.

They bind together wonderfully to create the perfect saucy dip because of their color and similar yet uniquely independent natures in flavors and texture. Sometimes recipes don’t call for both ingredients, but you can add them anyway.

Here are some broccoli and asparagus dip recipes to try:

Broccoli and Asparagus Pasta

You might have heard of and possibly even tried broccoli pasta, but if you haven’t added asparagus to that mix, you might miss out on one of the most delicious meals ever. Together broccoli and asparagus in creamy or plain pasta allow for a range of texture and flavor in your basic comfort food.

Here are some recipes to try:

Broccoli and Asparagus Skillet

Broccoli and asparagus are delicious if you make them in a skillet. It would be similar to sautéing it, but you can level it up with other veggies and proteins and retain a more crunchy and roasted feel and flavor.

Here are some broccoli and asparagus skillet recipes to try:

Broccoli and Asparagus Salad

The salad concept might confuse you, but hear me out; we already know that broccoli and asparagus are amazing together. We also know you can eat the veggies cold, preferably after steaming them, with some salad dressing and additional ingredients of choice.

Here are some broccoli and asparagus salad recipes to try:

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Broccoli and Asparagus with Salmon

Broccoli and asparagus go with salmon almost better than any other protein, ever.

You have to try the combo to understand. You could use your sautéed, roasted, or skillet broccoli and asparagus as a side with salmon, or add it to the roasting dish/tray and let it absorb the juices and seasoning from the salmon. Now watch your life change.

Here are some broccoli and asparagus with salmon recipes to try:

Broccoli and Asparagus with Beef

Broccoli and asparagus, as we have understood, are incredible together. However, try adding them to your beef dishes, such as beef stir fry, fried steak, or beef stew, and it will change the way you eat forever. The two green veggies are so accepting of the umami flavors and blend in the meal perfectly.

Here are some broccoli and asparagus with beef recipes to try:

Broccoli and Asparagus with Tofu Stir Fry

Broccoli and asparagus make a fantastic stir fry when combined. You can also use any other veggies or protein to stir fry. Combining the two green veggies will let out its flavors and absorb the flavors of other ingredients, making it even tastier.

By adding tofu to your stir fry, which makes a fantastic vegan dish, you get the addition of protein, and you can season it as you prefer. The contrasting textures are what blend the whole meal together.

Here are some broccoli and asparagus with tofu stir fry recipes to try:

Here are some additional ways you can eat broccoli and asparagus together without them being on the same ingredient list:

  • Use broccoli as a side dish to any asparagus mains such as asparagus casseroles or bacon-wrapped asparagus.
  • Make a mixed, baked veggie dish and add both broccoli and asparagus to that. It can be eaten independently, over rice, or on the side with meat and poultry mains.
  • Chop up our broccoli and add it to almost any independent asparagus dish such as soup, creamy chicken and asparagus, or asparagus pastry bundles. It is unlikely that the broccoli won’t work with the food.
  • Add asparagus as a side dish to any broccoli recipe, such as broccoli curry, pasta, or quiche. The two veggies almost always complement each other in various meals.

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