Asparagus with Mimosa Topping

Recipe Summary

  • Preparation: Easy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread, crusts removed
  • cooking spray
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 3 Tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 bunches fresh Americas Asparagus, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp water


  • Pulse the bread in a food processor until it becomes fine crumbs.  Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat the pan over medium-high heat until hot.  Lower the heat to medium, add the breadcrumbs, and toast, tossing often, until they are golden brown and toasted, 5 to 6 minutes.  Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  • Peel, then grate the egg, using the medium holes of a box grater. Combine the egg, breadcrumbs, parsley, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and toss to combine.
  • Place the asparagus in a large microwave-safe bowl with the water.  Cover tightly and microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Drain well.
  • Arrange the asparagus on a serving platter and sprinkle evenly with the topping.

Source: Quick & Fresh Magazine with Ellie Krieger