- 6 large eggs, hard boiled
- 4-6 asparagus spears
- 2 teaspoons very finely chopped onions or spring onions, plus extra for sprinkling
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- some grated lemon zest
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- Use a vegetable peeler to peel the asparagus spears. Peel up to 2 cm from tops.
- Fill a medium pot with some water and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and boil for 4-5 minutes, until softened.
- Remove from pot and submerge in a bowl full of ice water to stop the boiling process and chill the asparagus completely.
- Chop off the tops and set aside.
- Dry off the asparagus with some paper towels. You don’t want them to be wet when you puree them in a potato masher or chop in a food processor.
- You want to remove as much moisture as possible from the puree so it is best if you let it strain on paper towels. They will soak up any excess water. If you do not do this, the texture of the mixture will not be thick enough.
- Peel the egg shells from the eggs. Cut them in half, lengthwise. Dip your knife in some water before cutting the next egg. This way you will get a clean cut without getting any yolk on the egg white. Cut off a small slice off of the outer side of each egg half so that it will sit flatter on the plate, without wobbling.
- Carefully remove the egg yolks. Pass them through a sieve to get a fluffy “puree”. Put puree in a bowl.
- Add the asparagus mixture, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest and onions. Season to taste and add extra mustard if needed.
- Transfer mixture to a piping bag. Fill egg white halves.
- Garnish with an asparagus top, cut in half and sprinkle with extra onion.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.