White Beans and Spinach: Secret Recipe Club

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I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Secret Recipe Club! I’ve been eyeing this club for a WHILE and I’m really excited to join such a talented group of food bloggers! Plus, what a novel idea too. When I saw that I had to re-create a meal from the EXTREMELY talented Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu I was a bit nervous! Just look at her site, her recipes and photography are incredible! It was equally as hard trying to pick which delicious recipe to re-create, but when I saw her easy, simple and incredibly delicious looking white beans and spinach, I knew I had to make it.

I made a few small tweaks to the recipe to make it more for my taste. I added a delicious fried egg and some freshly crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. Believe me when I tell you this, this is one of my new favorite healthy dinner meals. The mix of the soft baked potatoes, runny yolk of the fried egg, tangy cheese and caramelized spinach is TO DIE FOR.

 What I love most about this dish is that’s simple and full of all natural flavors. There’s no weird sauces, spices or creams, just real food with a dash of salt and pepper. During a season where all I seem to do is eat, eat, eat, it’s refreshing to have such a fresh, real dinner to eat without any preservatives or added fats. Just pure, simple, deliciousness.

Is there anything better than a fried egg? I mean, really?

White Beans, Spinach and Egg Salad

Yields: 4 1 cup servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: About 20 minutes


  • 2 large red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of chick peas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add potatoes. Cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Rinse and set aside.
  2. In a medium frying pan, heat oil. Add onions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add spinach and cook until spinach is wilted, about 2-3 more minutes. Take off heat.
  3. In a serving bowl, place potatoes, spinach mixture and chick peas, stir carefully as not to mash the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cheese.
  4. In a smaller frying pan, fry egg sunny side up (careful not to break the yolk, it’s the best part!) Fry for about 4 minutes. Remove from pan and carefully place over potato mixture.
  5. Garnish with extra salt and pepper and enjoy!

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  1. Posted by Lauren on
    Monday, December 12th, 2011
    Yum! This sounds great! I've never tried eggs and beans together :D
  2. Posted by Stephsbitebybite on
    Monday, December 12th, 2011
    I love eggs on salad! Especially when they're runny! OH so good!
  3. Posted by Lynne Daley on
    Monday, December 12th, 2011
    Thanks so much for the kind words! I love the fried egg on top of the white beans and spinach- I'll have to make it again! The gorgonzola is a perfect garnish, too. Have a wonderful holiday!
  4. Posted by Frugal Antics on
    Monday, December 12th, 2011
    What a delicious and pretty dish.  It doesn't hurt that it isn't hard to make, either!
  5. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Monday, December 12th, 2011
    This looks soo good, and I've thought about the SC....might just need to join soon! 
  6. Posted by Jey @ The Jey of Cooking on
    Monday, December 12th, 2011
    Oh YUM!  This sounds like a fabulous lunch!
  7. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Monday, December 12th, 2011
    I want this right now! Great SRC pick!
  8. Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
    Oh my goodness that looks so very delicious, and I love the addition of the egg.
    I only wish I could be eating that right now because I am STARVING!
  9. Posted by Miz Helen on
    Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
    What a delicious looking dish, I love the fried egg on top. If is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Have a great week!
    Miz Helen
  10. Posted by Jen on
    Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
    That sounds like the perfect breakfast!  There's something about eating a salad for breakfast that just makes you feel like you're getting your day off to a good start!
  11. Posted by Happy When Not Hungry on
    Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
    This looks fantastic!  Love the combo.
  12. Posted by Karen on
    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
    This would be perfect with spinach from our garden. I hope I remember it next summer!
  13. Posted by Adele on
    Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
    This recipe really excited me, but I was sad to see that there was no nutritional information :-(