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Asparagus with Poached Egg and Prosciutto

Breakfast doesn’t get much better than garlic sautéed asparagus topped with prosciutto, a perfectly poached egg and a few shavings of parmesan. It’s one of those recipes that looks stunning but is surprising easy to make.

Breakfast doesn't get much better than garlic sautéed asparagus topped with prosciutto, a perfectly poached egg and a few shavings of parmesan.

I’m all for wow-worthy breakfasts that dazzle the eyes but are extremely easy to make. And this asparagus with an oozy poached egg is one such dish. It’s the perfect healthy breakfast for spring or summer and takes advantage of fresh, seasonal asparagus.

How to make asparagus with poached egg and prosciutto

There are several ways you could cook the asparagus for this breakfast – you could steam, boil (which I show in my meal prep for spring video) or sauté. I’m a fan of all three methods, but for today’s recipe I decided to sauté the asparagus with some garlic and lemon juice for a little extra burst of flavor. And you know I love my garlic.

The asparagus definitely catches your attention, but let’s be honest. The piece de resistance of this breakfast is having a perfectly poached egg. One that’s not to runny and one that’s not to firm. It has to be just right, with that perfect amount of golden ooze. To do that, watch my video on how to poach an egg perfectly.

Breakfast doesn't get much better than garlic sautéed asparagus topped with prosciutto, a perfectly poached egg and a few shavings of parmesan.

Breakfast doesn't get much better than garlic sautéed asparagus topped with prosciutto, a perfectly poached egg and a few shavings of parmesan.

Once your asparagus is sautéed and your eggs are poached, the assembly of this breakfast is easy peasy. Just layer several asparagus spears on a plate, add a slice of prosciutto, add a poached egg, shave fresh parmigiano reggiano on top and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

Of course, you could keep this recipe completely dairy-free as well.

So there you have it – a gorgeous, nutrient-packed, super easy, stunner of a breakfast. Or a fab brunch. It’s a recipe you should definitely have on repeat. Enjoy!

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Breakfast doesn't get much better than garlic sautéed asparagus topped with prosciutto, a perfectly poached egg and a few shavings of parmesan.

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Asparagus with Poached Egg and Prosciutto

Asparagus with poached egg, prosciutto and parmesan is the perfect healthy recipe for breakfast or brunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices of prosciutto
  • parmigiano reggiano, for garnish (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Separately, heat the oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the minced garlic, lemon juice and zest and asparagus spears. Sauté and use tongs to move the asparagus around until they are cooked through, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  3. Once the pot of water has come to a boil, reduce the heat to low and ensure that no bubbles are breaking the surface. Add each egg to a ramekin, then gently add to the pot of water. Cook each egg for 3 minutes. Then remove the egg with a slotted spoon and dab and excess water on a paper towel.
  4. To assemble, add a few asparagus spears to a plate, top with a slice of prosciutto, add a poached egg, season with salt and pepper and garnish with freshly grated parmigiano reggiano.

Lisa's Tips

  • Don’t forget to watch my tutorial on how make make perfect poached eggs.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 154.4
  • Total Fat: 9.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 190.5mg
  • Sodium: 345.9mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2.3g
  • Protein: 10.1g
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2 comments on “Asparagus with Poached Egg and Prosciutto”

  1. Wow, Lisa… this looks really delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I really loved your tutorial on how to poach eggs, and I think I’m going to put that on my next meal prep list. :)

    Rating: 5