Asparagus and Green Lentils with Poached Egg Recipe

Asparagus and Green Lentils with Poached Egg Recipe

How To Make Asparagus and Green Lentils with Poached Egg

This quick poached egg dish is served over roasted asparagus and lentils tossed in red wine vinegar, Dijon, and thyme, finished with freshly cracked pepper.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbthin asparagus,woody ends trimmed
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • tbspred wine vinegar
  • 1tbspDijon mustard
  • ¼tspthyme,chopped
  • dashwhite vinegar
  • 1⅓cupscooked lentils
  • 4large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Toss asparagus with 1 tablespoon oil, arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer, and season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 10 minutes until tender.

  3. Meanwhile, make the dressing. In a medium bowl combine the red wine vinegar, Dijon, thyme, and the remaining tablespoon of oil.

  4. Whisk until emulsified. Add lentils and stir to combine. Set aside and let lentils absorb the dressing.

  5. To poach the eggs, fill a large saucepan with water, about 1½ inches deep. Bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add white vinegar.

  6. One at a time crack the eggs into a ramekin and tip the egg into the water. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb water.

  7. To serve divide asparagus on 4 plates, top with dressed lentils and place one egg on top. Season with pepper and serve right away.


  • Calories: 236.44kcal
  • Fat: 12.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.79g
  • Fiber: 7.95g
  • Sugar: 3.55g
  • Protein: 14.96g
  • Cholesterol: 186.00mg
  • Sodium: 581.72mg
  • Calcium: 74.64mg
  • Potassium: 561.56mg
  • Iron: 5.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 123.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.48mg
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