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.
4 large eggs in shells
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
12 ounces medium asparagus, trimmed
1/4 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1 (5-oz.) pkg. baby arugula
Est. added sugars 0g
How to Make It
Preheat broiler to high.
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.
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.
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.
I grilled the asparagus and because my husband refuses to eat arugula, I used a combo of butter leaf and green leaf lettuce. I also added some thinly sliced red onion. A roll on the side completed and quick and easy work night dinner. Will make again.
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