LENTIL SALAD WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS AND ASPARAGUS

  Time: 15 minutes
  Difficulty: easy
  Serves: 4


  INGREDIENTS

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

  • 500 g canned lentils, drained

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • several spoonfuls extra virgin olive oil, as desired

  • fresh marjoram to taste (if not available use thyme)

  • 12 asparagus spears, tough ends broken off (don’t waste! You can use them for soups, stocks etc, another time)

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten with a tablespoon or so of milk

  • crisp croutons of rustic bread


METHOD

Combine the onion with the lentils; season with half the oil, a nice pinch of marjoram leaves and a pinch of salt, if necessary.

Slice the asparagus into halves lengthwise if they are thick; if thin, no need. Blanch in salted boiling water until just cooked through. Remove, drain, and cool by immersing in cold water mmediately. Set aside.

Cook the egg and milk mixture, seasoning with salt and pepper, in a small amount of the olive oil until they are creamy and just beginning to form curds; Do not overcook; they must be very creamy.

Arrange the lentils on the plates in a domed shape, surround them with the scrambled egg and garnish with the asparagus.