Balsamic Asparagus with Chopped Eggs

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So here we go…another asparagus recipe!  And you probably won’t be suprised to hear me say that this is another super easy dish!

As far as the asparagus goes, all I did was steam it up.  Which reminds me…

if you have never had steamed asparagus with a squish of lemon before you have got to try it! It so simple and so delicious, but that’s another story…

Now I almost always have hard boiled eggs in my fridge because my husband and I love to eat them as a snack, but if you have to make them specifically for the recipe, here’s the secret to a perfect hardboiled egg:

In a medium pot cover the eggs with cold water and bring to a boil. Once at a rolling boiling, shut the heat off and pop a lid on the pot for eleven minutes. Remove the eggs and run them under cold water… that’s it. I’m telling you this method has NEVER not delivered me a perfect hard boiled egg.

I decided to use two whole eggs and three egg whites to cut back on the fat in this dish. I find that two yolks adds just enough richness to carry the dish, so I didn’t even miss the other yolks:).

This is one of those dishes that can go so many ways. It works especially well for a big meal or a buffet because you can serve it chilled or at room temperature so you can do all the work ahead of time. As a matter of fact you might want to add this to your Mother’s Day menu… I think it would be great with a brunch buffet. As for me, I ate it solo… it was a kind of last minute light lunch…i t hit the spot!

Balsamic Asparagus with Chopped Eggs

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and peeled
  • 2 whole hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 3 hard-boiled egg whites, chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp of plain Greek yogurt (I use fage')
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Dressing
Combine extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, yogurt, and a pinch of salt.  Mix until everything is well incorporated and the dressing is creamy.  (If you want to make your dressing extra creamy add another tbsp of yogurt).

*This will make about 1/3 cup, so you will have extra...it's great on a salad!

Asparagus
Steam asparagus for 4-6 minutes or until bright green and tender.  Remove and place on your serving plate.

Top asparagus with chopped eggs and drizzle with a couple of tbsp of dressing.  Top with some fresh black pepper and enjoy!

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe with 2 tsp. of dressing Calories: 76; Total Fat: 3.7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 112mg; Sodium: 94mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 1.6g; Sugars: 2.2g; Protein: 8.1g