Photo: Jennifer Causey
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups salad and 1 egg)

Just a hint of char on the asparagus adds fantastic complexity to this simple 5-ingredient spring salad. Look for medium stalks rather than pencil-thin ones—those would char and dry out too quickly. A soft-boiled egg adds protein and richness; let the slightly runny yolks mingle with the rest of the salad before enjoying. Whole-milk Greek yogurt has a lusciousness and milder tang than lower-fat yogurt. It’s the perfect binder for the lemony dressing. Serve with a slice of multigrain bread spread with goat cheese and a dash of cracked black pepper.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Bring a small saucepan filled with water to a boil. Carefully add eggs; cook 8 minutes. Place eggs in a bowl filled with ice water; let stand 2 minutes. Peel eggs, cut into quarters, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Step 3

Combine olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and asparagus on a baking sheet; spread in a single layer in pan. Broil 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Remove asparagus mixture from pan; cut into 2-inch pieces.

Step 4

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, juice, and 1 tablespoon water in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add arugula; toss. Arrange arugula mixture on a platter; top with asparagus mixture and eggs.

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