roasted asparagus, tomato and egg salad

Roasted asparagus, tomato and egg salad with shaved parmesan, capers and sherry vinaigrette.

Roasted Asparagus, Tomatoes & Egg Salad

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to serve vegetables because there’s little preparation needed. The process also intensifies the natural flavor of vegetables, making them sweeter with a kick of smokiness. It’s very little work that yields great results! This recipe is similar from one I saw in Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Plenty, though it has a few more ingredients and some sherry vinegar, for a zestier effect.

boiled eggs

Put the eggs in a pot with water and as soon as the water boils, turn off the heat, cover and leave for 10 minutes.

The eggs are boiled, peeled and mashed like you would if you were making egg salad, except without mayonnaise and mustard. This was the first time I served eggs this way with asparagus, as I usually prefer them poached or in a creamy Hollandaise sauce. It was delicious nonetheless and with the addition of roasted tomatoes and sherry vinegar, rounded up the flavors of the dish very nicely. It’s a wonderful salad that screams summer and outdoor barbecues because of its sharp, clean and refreshing properties.

peeled asparagus

Peeling the ends of asparagus stalks makes them look classy and more scrumptious.

I like serving this asparagus and egg salad with a nice big steak, or for a healthier choice, a simple sushi rice egg drop soup and some yummy strawberries with coulis for dessert. Ooh and a nice cold glass of white wine too, mmm..

roasted tomatoes and asparagus

Once the veggies are roasted, let cool to room temperature.

You can make this recipe in advance and refrigerate the ingredients separately until ready to be served. I ended up with extra mashed eggs and ate it with crackers and cheese. That’s another cool things about this salad; each ingredient is just as yummy on its own!

peeling tomatoes

Peeling the tomatoes is easy as the skin will come off by just touching it (optional)

Topped with freshly shaved parmesan, a few capers and drizzle with olive oil and sherry vinegar.

Topped with freshly shaved parmesan, a few capers and drizzle with olive oil and sherry vinegar.

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Asparagus Egg Salad

Roasted asparagus, tomatoes and egg salad

A light and refreshing salad of baked asparagus and tomatoes, served with eggs and parmesan.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 20 stalks asparagus (ends trimmed)
  • 15 grape tomatoes
  • 2 large eggs (boiled and peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon scallion (thinly sliced into strips (optional))
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. On a cooking tray, lay aluminum and brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add asparagus and tomatoes. Bake asparagus in the oven for 15 minutes and take out and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Cook the tomatoes for an additional 8 minutes and take out. You can peel the skin or leave it on, it’s a textural preference. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Put the eggs in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork until granular. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  5. Assemble the salad starting with a layer of asparagus. Top with a few tomatoes and add more asparagus. Repeat until all are used. Top with eggs, shaved parmesan, capers and scallions.
  6. Whisk olive oil with sherry vinegar and a little salt and pepper in a bowl and drizzle on top of the salad. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 412
  • Saturated Fat: 4
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