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Does anything say ‘spring’ more than asparagus? It’s a vegetable that I’ll gladly eat five times a week when it’s in season – not exaggerating. I typically blanch the tender spears in some boiling water and eat them doused in good olive oil and sprinkled with salt.

Asparagus with Grated Eggs and Capers served on an oval platter

But this asparagus dish is all dressed up with grated eggs and capers, ready for a party!

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Asparagus with Grated Egg and Capers

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 77
Servings: 8 people
Lightly adapted from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 pounds asparagus trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers drained
  • coarse sea salt such as Maldon
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Fill a saucepan with enough water to cover eggs by an inch and bring to full boil. Carefully lower eggs into boiling water. Let eggs boil uncovered for about 30 seconds. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 11 minutes. Transfer boiled eggs to a bowl of ice water. When cool enough to handle, gently break shell apart and peel. Grate eggs on a coarse cheese grater or very finely chop with a sharp knife.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Meanwhile, with your hands, snap the tough, woody ends off of the asparagus.
  • Add asparagus spears to boiling water and cook two minutes, just until crisp-tender and bright green. Drain and arrange on platter. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and top with the grated eggs and capers. Season to taste with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 948IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Karen says:

    5 stars
    What a wonderful recipe, thank you!

  2. Jill Roberts says:

    5 stars
    I am obsessed with healthy food! I will definitely try this asparagus with grated egg and capers recipe. Thanks for sharing post, Marissa!

    1. Marissa says:

      Thanks, Jill!