• 5 Ratings

Look for crisp spinach leaves that are free of blemishes of moisture. Add zest with lemon and pesto.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Finely shred 1 teaspoon peel from lemon; set aside. Juice lemon (you should have 3 tablespoons juice); set aside. In a food processor combine spinach, almonds, Parmesan cheese, lemon peel, lemon juice, and garlic. Cover and pulse with several on/off turns until chopped. With the motor running, add olive oil in a steady stream through the opening in the lid until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • In a large saucepan bring 2 inches of water to boiling. Add a steamer insert to the saucepan (insert should not touch the water). Reduce heat to a simmer. Place asparagus in the insert. Cover and steam 3 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking; drain.

  • Divide asparagus among 4 serving plates. Top each serving with 3 tablespoons spinach pesto and a poached egg.

*To Poach Eggs:

Add 4 cups water to a large skillet; add 1 tablespoon vinegar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to simmering (bubbles should begin to break the surface of the water). Break an egg into a cup and slip egg into the simmering water. Repeat with 3 more eggs, allowing each egg an equal amount of space. Simmer eggs, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; 24 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 15 g monounsaturated fat; 188 mg cholesterol; 223 mg sodium. 340 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 11 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 1789 IU vitamin a; 12 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 73 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 129 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;


5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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