Steamed Asparagus With Poached Egg and Pesto

18 Jun

Asparagus with Poached Egg

I had this one night as a light dinner when I hardly had anything in my fridge.  I wouldn’t even call it a recipe as it is very easy to make.  For a bit more flavour add some lightly grilled prosciutto and/or Parmesan cheese.  It will be equally good for either breakfast or light lunch.

Ingredients (Serves 1):

  1. 1/2 bunch asparagus, washed and trimmed
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 tbsp pesto


  • Fill a pot with water.  Make sure you don’t add too much water – you only need enough to create steam.  Place the asparagus in a steamer basket and put it inside the pot.  Cover with a lid a steam for a couple of minutes – your asparagus should look bright green.
  • Place it on a serving dish and top with a poached egg topped with pesto.  Salt and pepper to taste.


12 Responses to “Steamed Asparagus With Poached Egg and Pesto”

  1. abrooke65 June 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Yum. Simple yet delicious. A poached egg elevates anything from plain to classic!

  2. Darya June 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Yummy. Asparagus and eggs = heaven! Never thought of adding pesto… should try that some day!

  3. rebecca2000 June 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Asparagus is the one veggie everyone in my family agrees to eat. My kids love it.

  4. scolgin June 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Egg, asparagus and parmesan, one of the best combos EVER!

  5. Boomdeeadda June 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Mmmmmm, that looks so delish. I’ve been blanching my asparagus in a teflon pan with very little water, heat on high so water is steaming heavily, 4 minutes. We love it.

  6. vision5d2012 July 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    A beautiful and delicious alternative to bread (toast, muffins) the usual ensemble. Thanks for the idea – it’s great! Blessings, Alia

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