Spring is finally here, and that means a whole new crop of in-season produce is too. While you can find asparagus in stores pretty much any time of year, it’s in its prime (juicy, tender, sweet) during the spring—and costs less too. The pretty green stalks are easy to cook with and full of health benefits, such as vitamin K (yay strong bones!) and antioxidants. Need more convincing? Asparagus is on the Environmental Working Group’s 2017 “Clean 15” list of produce least likely to contain pesticides. We’ve rounded up healthy recipes that use the tasty greens in all kinds of ways, from soups to skillets to pastas. Hello, new favorite veg.