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How to Trim Asparagus

Don’t know how to trim asparagus? It’s easy! There is a simple method that guarantees being left with only the fresh and delicious part of the asparagus spear.  Read on to learn how to trim asparagus.

Top half of lined up asparagus spears.

Asparagus is in season here in the spring, and I LOVE it! It’s so versatile and easy to cook with. I always see questions on how to trim asparagus, so I thought I’d put together a short tutorial on the easiest way!

Pile of asparagus spears on a tile marble counter.

First, when shopping for asparagus, shop for skinnier spears. These are more tender and don’t get quite as mushy when the cook.

After you’ve washed and prepped them, trimming is easy. I don’t trim with a knife because it doesn’t get all the bitter ends off. The ends that are tough and bitter will also cook up mushy.

I’m not a fan of mushy, can you tell?? Ha.

Showing how to trim asparagus by bending an asparagus spear to break it.

How to Trim Asparagus

  • Grab each end of the spear in both hands.
  • Gently bend the spear until it breaks.
  • EASY.

How to trim asparagus spears by breaking them, freshly broken asparagus spear.

Usually, the ends are about an inch long, if the asparagus has been sitting for awhile, more will break off. I always prefer trimming asparagus with this method, I can tell when I get a bad end! It only takes a minute or two to trim asparagus this way. Try it!

Neatly trimmed asparagus spears.

Beautiful, tasty asparagus!

Need some great asparagus recipes? Check these out!

Here’s a little video for you:

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