Green Asparagus With Pea Puree, Fried Egg, Sun-Dried Tomatoes And Prosciutto



Every once in a while I go through my old recipes to look for ones that need improving, mostly photo-wise. Today’s recipe is one that I originally created nearly 3 years ago and I hadn’t actually made it since. So I decided to remake it, modify the ingredients a little bit to balance the flavours out more and to completely reshoot it. It’s turned into a fantastic meal you can have for breakfast, brunch or lunch! It’s a little bowl of sunshine filled with spring/summer flavours: asparagus, fresh mint, basil and chives and some sun-dried tomatoes.

It’s really easy to make and if you’re expecting guests you can make the pea puree beforehand, boil the asparagus beforehand and just pan fry them for a minute when your guests are waiting and you’ll then have their plates ready within 5 minutes (once your eggs are fried you are good to go!)

The Irish and British asparagus season begins in April (you can easily find out when something’s in season on the Bord Bia website) and ends in July. So if you want to buy them local you only have a few months to do so!

Green asparagus with pea puree, fried egg, sun-dried tomatoes and prosciutto

Green asparagus with pea puree, fried egg, sun-dried tomatoes and prosciutto



Adjust Servings
5 mint leaves
2 spring onions
5 chives
10 basil leaves
200g Garden peas
8 sun-dried tomatoes, thinly chopped
1/2 lime
250g asparagus
75g lettuce (lamb's lettuce is great)
12 slices of prosciutto
4 eggs
Small mint leaves for decorating


Trim off the bottom part of the asparagus
Boil water
Slice the asparagus and add to the water. They need about 6-8 minutes depending on the thickness. Add the peas as well after a few minutes as they only need about 3 minutes.
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Set aside 2 tablespoons of the boiled peas
Take 150 ml of the water that you used to boil them in and add about half of it to a blender along with the remaining peas. Add the herbs, lime juice, 1 spring onion, and season with pepper (salt optional).
Blend, add more water if you prefer it thinner?
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Fry the eggs in a bit of oil or butter
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Start plating up while the eggs are cooking
Add some lettuce to a bowl, roll up the prosciutto and sprinkle the sun-dried tomatoes as well as the leftover peas on top.
Slice up the remaining spring onion and divide it over the bowls.
Mark as complete
Give each plate a few dollops of the mousse
Add the egg on top of the bowl and enjoy!
Mark as complete


  • Esmée

    Oh jummie! This looks so good, I definitely gonna try this one day. x

  • jill conyers

    I love bowl meals. The pureed asparagus sounds wonderful.

  • Cait Weingartner

    Your photos are just lovely! This looks like an incredibly delicious and healthy brunch dish. I could definitely see this on the table of a five-star Bed and Breakfast.

  • irma ten napel

    Mmmm that really looks so delicious!

  • Chrissy

    This looks so good! I love asparagus and all the other ingredients, plus it looks really pretty! Thank you for the recipe! xxx

  • Priscilla

    The pictures in this article are stunning and the dish looks delicious. I’m not a big fan of peas so I would replace the pea puree for a potato puree.

    • Tine at Home

      Not a fan of peas either in general but I mixed them up with some great herbs to make the puree so you may like it after all? Wouldn’t recommend using potato puree for this, it’ll make the meal too heavy but you could replace it with some pan-fried mushrooms for example, it’s light and it matches well with asparagus and eggs (and prosciutto and sun-dried tomatoes too)

  • laura

    Ziet er heerlijk uit

  • Merel

    Im afraid most ingredients are not my taste, but I must say that it looks delicious:)

  • Marguerita

    Wow, this looks delicious, thanks for sharing

  • Cat

    This looks so delicious!!!! My husband would love this dish!!

  • Allison

    Oh yum! I bet this is delicious! I’ll have to make it soon!

  • Hannah

    This dish looks so good! And it’s actually really healthy and I could do with more recipes like that! Anything that has a fried egg-I’m game!

  • Natalie

    This looks delicious, especially the ‘dressing’ Not a asparagus fan tho’

  • Reeni

    This looks and sounds so good! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Jolien

    Looks amazing. You’re a great food photographer!

  • Thea

    Oh, this looks really, really delicious!

  • Fleur

    Jummie Jummie! It looks really declicious and not so hard to prepare! I think I will try this with Easter this year

  • Manouk

    Looks delicious! And you’ve put it together very nicely! Good for you that you keep improving yourself! 🙂

  • Erin

    This looks so good! I love the combination of greens and proteins.

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