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Garlic Scape Pesto Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Garlic Scape Pesto Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Mushrooms


I had a bunch of the garlic scape pesto left over after I made the pasta and I was wondering what to do with it. While the asparagus has been in season I have been enjoying it for breakfasts combining it with eggs and very often mushrooms in various forms. While I was grabbing the eggs, asparagus and mushrooms for a scrambled egg breakfast I noticed the garlic scape pesto in the fridge and I thought, why not add some of it to the scrambled eggs? I decided to just make the scrambled eggs with asparagus and mushrooms the same as usual except that I would beat the garlic scape pesto into the eggs before adding them to the pan to cook. When I added the eggs with the garlic scape pesto to the pan an amazing garlicky aroma quickly filled the kitchen and I knew that it had been a good idea. The scrambled eggs with garlic scape pesto were really tasty and they went well with the mushrooms. The juicy asparagus cleansed the palate in between bites readying you for more garlicky goodness. I was quite pleased with how adding a pesto to the scrambled eggs worked and I am looking forward to experimenting with adding other pestos to scrambled eggs. I think that pestos would also work well in frittatas and breakfast egg casseroles.

Garlic Scape Pesto Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Mushrooms

(makes 1 serving)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon garlic scape pesto
2 eggs
1 tablespoon oil
4 cremini mushrooms (sliced)
4 asparagus spears (cleaned, trimmed and cut into 1 inch slices)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Lightly beat the garlic scape pesto into the eggs.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Add the mushrooms and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
4. Add the asparagus and saute until tender, about 3 minutes.
5. Add the eggs and stir until they are cooked, about 1-3 minutes.
6. Season with salt and pepper.

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41 comments:

Anncoo said...

This is a good combination. Normally I cook this to go with rice.

finsmom said...

700 followers?!? My goodness! Way to go!

Great looking eggs!

Katerina said...

Yum! It never fails to amaze me the different flavours you can add to scrambled eggs. Last week I added leftover crab and chives and it was fantastic.

Pam said...

This is a wonderful idea! I will definitely keep this in mind for my garlic scape pesto!

Kalyn said...

Fabulous! Wish I had some garlic scapes.

Irene said...

Asparagus and mushrooms are an awesome combo - with eggs, on a pizza, pretty much anywhere! The garlic scape pesto sounds intriguing!

Cynthia said...

This is my kind of fried green eggs :)

Sylvie said...

What a great looking variation!

Tender Branson said...

My wife doesn't do eggs so I'll have to wait until she is full before making this but I must try it out. Never thought about garlic scape pesto on eggs. Thanks for the idea.

Ninette said...

Your eggs look perfect. Yum. I agree with Anncoo ... great with rice (and a little spicy vinegar for the Filipinos).

teresa said...

Kevin, this looks like such a delicious way to start the day, beautiful!

The DeL Sisters said...

Yummy! Looks delicious!

Marta said...

Your scrambled eggs always look so fancy! I guess they are a great way to use up lovely leftovers and combine them in new ways. Great job!

Bob said...

I keep hearing about garlic scapes, I want to try them! Those eggs looks great though.

Sara said...

Yum, this look great. I know my grocery store doesn't sell garlic scapes, but I bet the farmer's market has them. I'm going to go look for them!

Zoe said...

This is a beautiful dish. Great flavors.

unconfidentialcook said...

Yum, I'm so glad to know about the pesto-egg combo. We love eating eggs for dinner and I'm always looking for new ways to fix them (plus my daughter loves pesto). Our fave is with smoked salmon....Thanks for visiting again--and I'm sorry my site was such a mess for you. The html is a mess, and I can't find anyone to help me fix it....

Talita said...

Hi, Kevin! I already knew your blog. I'm glad you came visit me. Well, your photos always impressive me!
These eggs sounds really yummy! I love asparagus!

Joanne said...

I love the seasonality of this dish! The best thing about making pesto is that it can be put to so many good uses.

Hannah said...

Sounds like a great combination of flavors- I've gotta try this with tofu some time!

Gloria said...

Kevin, really love garlic and mushrooms and scrambled eggs so I love it. look so tasty!!!!! xGloria

zerrin said...

Egg is my favorite for breakfast and I make various versions of it, but not this one. Sounds great with garlic in this combination! Just for my taste! thanks for the recipe.

Lisa said...

Asparagus is wonderful with eggs, and mushrooms I could literally eat everyday.

tigerfish said...

It looks beautiful. The last three posts has been so greenish due to pesto and asparagus. :)

Is garlic scape pungent?

Elra said...

Such a good combo Kevin. Would love to have this for breakfast.

Tessa said...

This is a lot healthier for breakfast than my nutella croissants!

MaryBeth said...

My husband would love this for breakfast...

Kerstin said...

What a lovely breakfast scramble - I love pesto with veggies in egg dishes!

Culinary Cory said...

This looks like a pretty hearty breakfast. A great start to the day.

burpandslurp said...

oh, yum yum. You always have the most interesting ideas, putting a spin on familiar comfort foods!

Cakebrain said...

ahhh! what a delicious combination of flavours for eggs!

Becks said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! (delish) I've been reading yours for a while now, and I have been really enjoying it! I'm so flattered you stopped by!

syrie said...

Kevin this is simply a perfect breakfast for me. Garlic scape pesto is inspired!

Kevin said...

tigerfish: Garlic scapes are milder than the garlic cloves and they worked well fresh/uncooked in the pesto.

Soma said...

This wonderful thing would make a great lazy weekend brunch.

ttfn300 said...

fabulous! i've never put pesto in my eggs, but now I can't wait to try :)

eatme_delicious said...

Yum this looks like the perfect dish of scrambled eggs for me! Love that you added the pesto to the eggs mmm.

Christelle said...

can't get enough of asparaguses at the moment, another way to accomodate them, yay! :)

Christie's Corner said...

Funny, I just posted a question about what to do with garlic scapes. Pesto keeps coming up. I just might have to try this.

Peter M said...

Us Greeks also have eggs for dinner and this would be a nice choice.

Parker said...

Love this... I had eggs last night wish I would have seen this recipe first as it looks delicious.

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