Asparagus with Eggs and Olives

Use some bread to mop up the extra dressing

Use some bread to mop up the extra dressing

This dish makes use of hard-cooked egg yolks to make a Caesar-like dressing for asparagus. The olives add a bit of salt and tang. Serve warm or at room temperature. Open a vino verde for an indulgent, but not too heavy, lunch for two. Or serve as a side for a barbecue.

Asparagus with Eggs and Olives

  • 20-25 asparagus stalks
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs (Chop whites, set yolks aside)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green olives
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp white wine
  • 2 anchovies
  • black pepper

Cook asparagus in boiling water until just done, about two minutes. Remove and run under cold water. Place on serving platter. Mince anchovies in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk in juice, oil, Worcestershire sauce, egg yolks and wine until smooth. Stir in olives and egg whites. Drizzle over asparagus. Season with fresh ground black pepper.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to Asparagus with Eggs and Olives

  1. Kristy says:

    Alright…this is the second post in one day for me with asparagus and eggs. It’s a combo I never thought of, but now can’t stop thinking about. Too delicious!

  2. Great recipe! 🙂

  3. I do a similar but simpler dressing. Just hard boiled egg yolks, olive oil, salt and pepper. I like the idea of adding olives and anchovies.

  4. Dr Dan says:

    Nice spin on asparagus mimosa!

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    It makes perfect sense because of asparagus and hollandaise sauce. What a lovely lunch for sure.

  6. Cecile says:

    I’ve never seen a recipe like this – it looks fabulous!!

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