How To Cook Purple Asparagus

How to cook

Purple Asparagus

Note: Purple asparagus will turn green when cooked, so it’s best used raw or cooked minimally to maintain its color.



1.    Heat a pot of water to a slow simmer
2.    Place purple asparagus in simmering water for 30 seconds
3.    Drain hot water
4.    Immediately immerse in a bowl of cold water and ice cubes



1.     Pre-heat oven to 400˚F
2.    In a bowl, mix asparagus with olive oil an acid such as white wine vinegar or lemon juice
3.    Place on an oiled baking sheet
4.    Cook in oven for 8-10 minutes (The asparagus may lose some of its purple color, but it’s still delicious and full of nutrients)