Asparagus Mimosa


Asparagus Mimosa

This has to be one of the simplest recipes for asparagus using just a few good quality ingredients.  It makes a delicious light entree or a wonderful appetiser to enjoy with a nice cool drink on a warm evening. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree
Keyword: Asparagus
Servings: 4
Author: sbaskitchen


  • 1 egg
  • 2 bunches of very fresh asparagus
  • 2 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Place your egg into a pan of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the egg from the pan and immerse it in cold water for one or two minutes before peeling it.
  • Meanwhile, bend the asparagus until the tough bottom ends snap off - discard the end.
  • Bring another pan of water to the boil and add the asparagus spears. Cook for 2-3 minutes until just tender.
  • Drain and arrange on individual serving plates.
  • Drizzle over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Using a course grater, grate a little hard boiled egg over the asaparagus.
  • Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper.


  • If serving as an appetiser, plate on a large serving plate for people to help themselves from.
  • If the asparagus spears are quite thick, they may take a little longer to cook.
  • You could add a little salt to the water for the asparagus if you wanted to.



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