Asparagus Salad With Dijon Mustard Sauce And Chopped Eggs

 Asparagus Salad With Dijon Mustard Sauce And Chopped Eggs – crunchy, slightly boiled asparagus, with creamy sauce and eggs.

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Asparagus With Dijon Mustard Sauce And Chopped Eggs

 

Today I’m excited to share with you an idea for boiled asparagus salad with dijon mustard sauce and chopped eggs. The recipe only takes around 20 minutes to make and it is simply delicious. Great for brunch, lunch and even late breakfast. I like calling this meal a salad, because of the lightly cooked asparagus and the tasty Dijon dressing with hard boiled eggs.

My original idea for this recipe was for boiling the asparagus for 3-4 minuets, until crisp and tender and then to shock them in an ice bath for a few minutes to stop the cooking process and keep them green and fresh. I also thought of topping them with sunny side up eggs, but then the idea of flavorful Dijon – egg sauce came up and that’s what I did (just skipped the sunny up eggs). I’ll probably make the version with fried eggs sometime soon.

For the mustard sauce I used Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice and some shredded hard boiled eggs.  You can serve the dijon mustard sauce on the side, like I did or top asparagus with it. I also topped the asparagus with extra chopped hard boiled egg.

I love this simple and fresh combination of egg sauce and lightly cooked asparagus. Not that I don’t enjoy grilled or sautéed asparagus, but  boiled and steamed are much lighter.

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Asparagus Salad With Dijon Mustard Egg Sauce

 

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Asparagus With Dijon Mustard Sauce And Chopped Eggs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Asparagus Salad With Dijon Mustard Sauce And Chopped Eggs - crunchy, slightly boiled asparagus, with creamy sauce and eggs.

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 269 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 2 bunches of asparagus (ends trimmed)
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 hard boiled eggs - shredded
Instructions
  1. Place asparagus in boiling,salted water for 3-4 minutes, making sure to not overcook them. While asparagus are cooking, fill a large bowl with cold water and add some ice cubes.
  2. Transfer cooked asparagus to iced water for a few minutes, to stop cooking process and preserve them crisp and fresh. When cooled down, transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to help them dry.
  3. In a bowl mix all ingredients for the sauce (dressing) and if it seems too thick, you can add 1-2 tbsp more olive oil.
  4. To serve: arrange asparagus on plates and top with chopped hard boiled eggs. Serve dressing on the side or spoon over middle of spears. Add some salt and ground black pepper if needed.
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus With Dijon Mustard Sauce And Chopped Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 635mg 26%
Potassium 515mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 38.6%
Vitamin C 17.2%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 30.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.