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Wednesday 30 March 2016

Poached eggs with avocado, beetroot and spinach

I always think poached eggs make a nice change, and in fact I enjoyed one this morning for breakfast ... you may prefer two! A nutritious poached egg can make a great start to the day, and if you wish to try this recipe idea the addition of a few more great tasting foods, just make this poached egg and avocado breakfast recipe, packed with potassium, protein and vitamins B and C a great start to the day. 

For those who may like to know - here is the Nutritional info per serving:
Calories 366kcals
Fat 28.4g (6.4g saturated)
Protein 21.7g
Carbohydrates 7.4g (6.5g sugars)
Fibre 5.2g
Salt 0.9g

Serves 2 - 4
½ ripe medium avocado
4 cooked baby beetroot, quartered
Handful of baby leaf spinach
Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
Small handful of blanched and toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
Squeeze of lemon juice
4 (very fresh) large free-range eggs

1. Peel, stone and slice the avocado, then gently toss in a bowl with the beetroot, spinach, olive oil, hazelnuts and lemon juice. Season and set aside.
2. To poach the eggs, heat a large pan of salted water until it just bubbles gently. Crack an egg into a ramekin, then slide the egg into the water, lowering the ramekin as close to the water as possible. Using a dessert spoon, gently fold any stray strands of white around the yolk. Repeat with the other eggs. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and put on kitchen paper to dry.
3. Divide the avocado mixture among 2 - 4 plates, then serve the eggs on top, sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Did you know:
When poaching eggs, the fresher, the better (ideally less than 4 days old). A fresh egg white clings more closely to the yolk in the simmering water.

Recipe idea from here

The original recipe idea serves two, but some may find one egg is sufficient, so amend recipe to suit ...

All the best Jan


Jo said...

I absolutely love poached eggs, in fact I love eggs full stop. I didn't know it's best to use fresh eggs when poaching, that's something to remember as it's infuriating when the white goes floating off.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a great meal to start your day! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day!

a writing place said...

Love poached eggs. And this idea, certainly peps plain poached eggs, up.


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Linda Kay said...

That looks very yummy for a lunch, if you like avocado.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love eggs and spinach, a great combination. I've never thought of adding in avocado too though!

Stephanie said...

Happy day, dear Jan! Once again, you have shared another fabulous recipe! I so enjoy seeing what you share and you always encourage me to eat better - thank you :)

Enjoy the remainder of your week! Hugs!

Bob Bushell said...

Now, that is a lovely meal, fresh and low carb, thanks Jan.

DeniseinVA said...

I love a poached egg for breakfast but would never have thought to do it this way. Thanks Jan :)

Tom said...

a work of art

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Hello, Jan and the rest of the team! :)
Thank you for visiting my blog. Yours is beautiful, interesting, and delicious. I'll come back soon for more recipes, music, and health information.
Thank you for sharing!

Debbie said...

oh this looks so good (do i say that all the time)!!!! well i do!!

i would eat better if you came and cooked for me ;)

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

This does look wonderful - I think I will try it! Thank you for sharing and for your nice visits. x Karen

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Jan, for some reason I just don't like avocado. I keep trying to find a way to use it in a way where I can't taste it. I know, almost everyone loves it but Mom didn't like it so we never learned to eat it as children. Maybe my aversion is hereditary:) Hope you're having lovely spring weather where you are.

Candy S said...

I love a few slices of ripe avocado with almost every meal. This would be a nicely balanced meal for any time of day. YUM!

Linda said...

Interesting idea. I eat poached eggs fairly often. I've found that many restaurant cooks have no idea how to poach an egg!

Carla from The River said...

Yummy! Every time I visit your blog, I get hungry. :-)

Kezzie said...

I had an Amazing lunch the other day of smashed avocado with toasted seeds and poached eggs so I'll have to try this.x

Snowbird said...

That looks utterly delicious!xxx

Lisa said...

Poached eggs are delicious aren't they.
I like beetroot when it's pickled in sweet vinegar, inside brown seeded bread with some cheddar it makes a great sandwich.
Lisa x