Asparagus Egg Salad #SundaySupper

When you have four children, it is really fun to spend time with each of them individually. I have enjoyed doing this at every stage of their lives but I find that now that I have two in college, those moments together have become even more special.  Recently, I enjoyed a great meal at Elevage with my daughter. We have so much fun dining together and there is nothing that we enjoy more than ordering dishes to share.

We enjoy experimenting with new flavor combinations and were excited to order the Asparagus Egg Salad. When it came perfectly plated with a  poached egg on top, our server told us to burst through the egg and mix it with the salad dressing. Let’s just say — we were excited. Never missing a food photo opportunity, here is the instagram.

It was love at first bite – the tangy dressing mixed with the egg, crisp asparagus and sweet butter lettuce. We immediately knew that we had to create this Asparagus Egg Salad at home. Seriously, what could be so hard about a recreating a salad? We found out the hard way that this salad was not so easy to duplicate. Another instagram moment – first attempt, getting the salad dressing just right, I think we got it. Let’s just say, it took us a couple of attempts to get it right. So typical, by the time we were done — the salad looked very different than what we enjoyed at dinner. That is the beauty of loving to experiment, create, cook and inspire.

Asparagus Egg Salad #SundaySupper Here is my version of the Asparagus Egg Salad that we not only fell in love with, but will serve over and over — because it really is that good. I do have to warn you, if you are a chef or a culinary student — don’t look. Yes, I will tell everyone to cook the asparagus and the poached egg together. I know, I know! If we were to follow culinary rules, we should be poaching in one pan and blanching properly in another. Then we should slow the cooking process with ice. As a busy mom that wants to get delicious meals on the table, I am going to tell you — ain’t nobody got time for that! Too many steps to follow and too many dishes to clean!

Asparagus Egg Salad #Sundaysupper

 

Asparagus Egg Salad #SundaySupper
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large Davidson's Safest Choice Egg
  • ½ pound asparagus
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • or 2 cups butter lettuce (both options work great)
  • zest from ¼ lemon
Instructions
  1. In a large plate or bowl,whisk together the vinegar, honey, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper.
  2. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking vigorously to emulsify. Set aside.
  3. Bring a pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Turn off the heat once the water is boiling.
  4. Gently place egg in the water and use spoon to keep it from spreading.
  5. Add the asparagus to the water and cover with lid.
  6. Let the asparagus and egg remain in the water for 5 minutes until just tender, but still mostly firm.
  7. In the meantime, add the baby kale and baby spinach on top of the dressing (do not mix yet)
  8. Gently remove the egg and drain on paper towel. Place the egg on top of salad.
  9. Drain the asparagus and arrange around the egg.
  10. Break open the egg and toss until evenly coated with the salad dressing and the egg mixed together. Sprinkle with zest from ¼ lemon.

Safest Choice Eggs #SundaySupper

I love using Davidson’s Safest Choice™ in this recipe. They use  an all-natural Safest Choice™ pasteurization process, gentle warm water bath—that doesn’t change the nutrition or flavor. The Safest Choice™ all-natural egg pasteurization process eliminates the risk of Salmonella in eggs before the eggs even enter your kitchen.

Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs are available in two varieties, All-Natural and Cage Free. For both varieties, Safest Choice™ only sources eggs from vegetarian-fed hens that are hormone and antibiotic free. Safest Choice™ eggs come from USDA certified and inspected farms that are Kosher certified by the Orthodox Union. Safest Choice™ uses fresh Cage Free eggs from farms approved as Certified Humane®.

Discover many convenient store locations, and explore safe egg recipes. You can also connect with Davidson’s Freshest Choice Eggs on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest for more great recipe inspiration.

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This post is sponsored by the Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. says

    I love the accomplishing feeling of being able to recreate something spectacular like this salad. It is so beautiful and creative!

  2. says

    You are a brave woman! I’d be worried that my egg would break if I poached it with something else. This salad is just screaming my name, I love mixing the yolk in with stuff on my plate.

  3. says

    Ummmm…I need to have this salad in my life immediately. This is definitely a perfect summer meal for me. Actually…how about year round meal here in Florida! Drooling just thinking about it.

  4. says

    One of my favorite ways to have a poached egg is over an asparagus salad. Our stepson and his new wife have 5 kids between the two of them – and he has sole custody for his three. We spend time with the whole group at times, but this summer we’ve made arrangements to have one grandchild at a time up at the lake with us for special individual time. Good for you for carving out that special time with each child. It’s one of the reasons, I’m sure, that you have such a wonderful relationship with each one. Happy Sunday to you, Isabel!

  5. says

    So I’m not really an egg person BUT this salad appeals to me solely based on color alone. I love green. I love green veggies. So obvi I love your salad.

  6. says

    I am sure that each of your children enjoy this one-on-one time with you. And how lovely that you can enjoy great meals with them! That’s one of my mom and I’s favorite things to do, too – split dishes at restaurants. I love trying new things with her.

  7. says

    Girl, I love this, the honesty and the trial-and-error. I loved that you poached the egg with the asparagus. Yep, ain’t nobody got time to wash all those pots and pans! The results look delicious!!!

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