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Roasted asparagus, sesame and chopped egg salad on a white dish next to a blue and white checkered napkin with a spoon on top

Roasted Asparagus with Chopped Egg

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, Easy side dish recipe, how to roast asparagus
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 166kcal
Roasted Asparagus with Chopped Egg is the perfect dish for spring when asparagus is in its prime. The lemon, extra-virgin olive oil, sesame, and chopped egg complement the simply pan-roasted asparagus so well. Serve immediately and warm!
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  • 4 eggs hard-boiled, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp xtra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 lemon juice, about 1 tablespoon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 lb asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Prepare the vinaigrette by whisking together the olive oil, sesame seeds and lemon juice.
  • Place the chopped, cooked eggs in a medium bowl and lightly season with salt and pepper, and then drizzle about 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette over them, and gently toss to coat. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter. Once melted and starting to foam a little, add the asparagus in a single layer.
  • Season with a large pinch of salt and pepper and add the smoked paprika.
  • Cook until the asparagus is tender and has just started to brown, about 3 - 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and immediately place on a serving platter.
  • Spoon the remaining vinaigrette over the them and top with the eggs.



You can use thin or thick asparagus.  If going with thick, you'll need to sauté at least another 5 to 10 minutes, until soft. 
The vinaigrette can be made up to 24 hours in advance.   You can hard boil the eggs up to 4 to 5 days in advance, too.  Leave the shells on.  
See video for the easy process of making hard-boiled eggs. 


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg