Classic spring flavors of asparagus, egg, and lemon combine in this salad from Dinners at the Farm. You can use Parmesan cheese in place of pecorino, if you prefer.
2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
6 cups torn Boston lettuce (about 2 small heads)
2 large hard-cooked eggs, each cut into 6 slices
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Place asparagus on a large jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss well. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on pan. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender, tossing once. Cool slightly.
Arrange lettuce on a large platter. Top with asparagus and egg slices. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons oil, juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over asparagus and lettuce. Top with cheese. Serve immediately.
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So delicious and easy to make ahead. I added chopped tomato and diced red onion. Don't try to substittue another lettuce -- the boston is best. You can really dress it up, or just lay it down on a plate. Can't miss with this one!
This salad is really delicious. I had never roasted asparagus before and I was surprised at how easy and flavorful it was! I will definitely make this again. I served it with the Salmon with Maple Lemon Glaze from this issue, and roasted potatoes. It was a great dinner. The dressing is really light, but the cheese and egg add more flavor and it works well.
I really enjoyed this, and would make it again for sure, and for a special occasion as well. I used Manchego cheese instead of pecorino, and it was delicious. I served this dish with some BBQ chicken breasts, and boiled new potatoes tossed with butter and parsley. The dish would be fine with less egg, but I like eggs, so I was happy with the amount! I chopped the egg instead of slicing it.