Springtime Asparagus Salad

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Springtime Asparagus Salad
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Description

Springtime is such a great time for garden-fresh vegetables and this salad takes advantage of all the season has to offer. Lightly sauteed asparagus is tossed with crisp romaine lettuce as the base for this simple salad. A basic lemon vinaigrette adds a nice bright flavor to the salad. A perfectly poached egg is served on top of the salad, with a warm and creamy yolk coating the vegetables as you dig in.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (finely chopped)
  • 100 grams asparagus (green)
  • 4 eggs (extra fresh)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • fleur de sel
  • ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil with the balsamic vinegar and the chopped lemon zest.
  2. Warm some water (enough to cover eggs) in a sauce pan.
  3. Cut the asparagus in half, lengthwise.
  4. In a frying pan, heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat and sauté the asparagus for 5 minutes carefully, making sure not to break their tip. They must remain "al dente", but become golden.
  5. As soon as the water starts boiling, carefully place the eggs in it. Use a tablespoon so that the shell does not break. Cook the eggs for 5 minutes, and then remove them from the hot water immediately. Place them right away in a cold water bath for 30 seconds. Peel the eggs.
  6. Add the lettuce leaves and the asparagus to the bowl with the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the salad.
  7. Distribute salad in plates and add one egg in each.
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NutritionView more

210Calories
Sodium12%DV280mg
Fat26%DV17g
Protein18%DV9g
Carbs2%DV7g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories210Calories from Fat150
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat17g26%
Saturated Fat3g15%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol210mg70%
Sodium280mg12%
Potassium510mg15%
Protein9g18%
Calories from Fat150
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate7g2%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars3g6%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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