Vegetarian keto asparagus with soft eggs

This dish is one of the best choices for a keto breakfast or snack. Why? Asparagus are full of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants and low in carbs; what's more, they are delicious! Eggs are a great source of protein and they are described as a nutritional powerhouse! You may also add mushrooms, which are low in carbs - high in protein, but also a powerful immune system booster!

Vegetarian keto asparagus with soft eggs
PREP
5 min
COOK
10 min
SERVINGS
2

Nutrition facts

Energy: 197 kcal
Protein: 9.1 gr
Fat: 16.5 gr
Net carbs: 2.5 gr

Ingredients

Main ingredients

200 gr asparagus, trimmed

2 tbsp(s) unsalted butter (28 gr)

2 large egg(s) (100 gr)

Optional

0.5 cup(s) white mushrooms, sliced (35 gr)

Seasoning

salt (to taste)

ground black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Bring a non-stick skillet of water to a boil and add the asparagus
  2. Blanch them for 1 minute, take out of the skillet and keep them on a paper towel
  3. Empty the water and put the skillet back on medium heat
  4. In the meantime, chop the mushrooms into slices - if using them in the recipe
  5. When skillet is completely dry, add the butter and let it melt
  6. Then, add the asparagus & mushrooms, season with salt and pepper to taste and stir to coat
  7. Let them saute for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally, until they are both soft and slightly crunchy at the same time
  8. When ready, remove asparagus & mushrooms to a dish
  9. Crack the egg(s) in the skillet - add salt to taste
  10. Cover the skillet and let cook for 2-3 minutes, until the egg white is set and the yolk is still runny
    • Alternatively, you may poach the egg(s), if you prefer
  11. When ready, place the egg(s) in the dish with the asparagus & mushrooms and season with freshly ground black pepper
  12. Serve on a tablespoon of cauliflower hummus or on a slice of toasted keto bread (search for our low carb recipes)

Notes

✔ Substitute butter with olive oil, for a lactose-free option

✔ If you omit the mushrooms: 18.4gr Fat, 8.5gr Protein, 2.1gr Net carbs and 211 kcal per serving

For Non-Veg Ketoers:

  • Add 1 slice of bacon (about 28gr / 1oz) per serving, chopped & sauteed in the skillet along with the asparagus & mushrooms ->
  • 26.85gr Fat, 13gr Protein, 2.5gr Net carbs and 307 kcal per serving

Serving size: 1 out of 2 servings prepared

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