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Bring on the Healthy- Poached Eggs with Avocado, Spinach & Asparagus – it’s Breakfast Week

So far it’s been a great start to the week, having stopped snowing in New York state and my co-blogger said the sun is shining.  As a big tennis fan I was happy to wake and hear not only Andy Murray but also Johanna Konta have won through to the quarter finals of the Australian Open – first time since 1984 for a female British player! In the UK it’s Breakfast Week  with a campaign to Shake Up Your Wake Up and raise awareness of eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast as a great way to start the day. I thought I would share one of my favourites.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 small avocado, cut in half, stone removed & flesh roughly chopped
  • 4-6 spears of asparagus, washed & drizzled with a teaspoon of olive oil
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 teasp of fresh shallot or 1 spring onion(scallion) finely chopped
  • 2 small fresh tomatoes, washed & halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh red chilli (mild-medium hot)
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh flat leaf parsley, washed & chopped
  • wedge of fresh lime
  • freshly ground sea salt and black pepper
  • few drops of white wine vinegar

Method

  • Combine the chopped avocado, shallot, red chilli, parsley and a squeeze of fresh lime, season with sea salt & pepper
  • Asparagus chargrilling

    Asparagus chargrilling

    Chargrill the asparagus over a medium/hot heat for 3-4  minutes, turning half way to get grill marks but not over cook

  • Boil some water in a large pan on a medium/high heat, add a few drops of vinegar and swirl
  • Crack the eggs into a small cup and add to the pan and swirl, keeping the water to a rolling simmer
  • Poach the eggs for about 2  minutes and remove onto some kitchen paper with a slotted spoon

To serve put the spinach on a plate and dress with a drizzle of olive oil, add the avocado mixture, tomatoes, asparagus,top with the poached eggs and season. If you’re not avoiding gluten a slice of sourdough toast makes a great accompaniment.

Poached eggs with avocado, spinach  & asparagus for Breakfast Week.

Healthy, tasty, gluten & dairy free  &  a great way to shake up your wake up!

 

 

 

 

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