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Fried Eggs with Spinach and Quinoa
5 mins
25 mins
30 mins

For those of you who love to have breakfast for dinner, this dish has it all: it’s rich and spicy, with bright green flavors. Plenty of protein from the powerhouse eggs and quinoa gives you the staying power to get out there and get things done! Serve with extra harissa or your favorite hot sauce...

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Breakfast
Servings: 4
Calories: 268 kcal
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 lb spinach
  • 1 tsp harissa paste or chili flakes
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Assemble and measure ingredients.

  2. Bring 1 cup/250 mL salted water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa, cover, turn down heat to low, and cook for 15–20 minutes, or until quinoa forms little “tails.” Remove from heat. If there is any remaining water, drain quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve. Set aside in saucepan or sieve, uncovered.

  3. Heat two heavy-bottomed skillets over medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in each skillet.

  4. Turn down heat to low under one skillet. Crack eggs into it and cook very slowly, until whites are opaque and yolks are still runny, about 5 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, add several handfuls of spinach to the other skillet and allow to wilt. Add remaining spinach, handful by handful, as space allows. When spinach has all wilted, stir in harissa paste (or chili flakes). Season with salt and pepper.

  6. To serve, divide spicy spinach among four bowls, spoon quinoa over top, and top with a fried egg. Drizzle pan juices over top and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Eggs with Spinach and Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 179mg60%
Sodium 176mg8%
Potassium 497mg14%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 5732IU115%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.