This is the perfect summer lunch. It’s quite quick to whip up and tastes delicious.

Serves 4

You will need:
1 large cucumber
2 cups water
1⁄3 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped dill
1 bunch asparagus
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1⁄3 cup toasted hazelnuts, cut in half
4 poached eggs
pinch of red chili flakes
  1. Cut cucumber lengthwise into thin slices.
  2. Place water, vinegar, salt, sugar, and dill in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Add the cucumber and let marinate for 1 hour.
  4. Rub asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place on the grill and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Divide the asparagus onto plates and top with nuts, cucumber, poached eggs, and some chili flakes.


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