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
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add potatoes. Cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Rinse and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Garnish with extra salt and pepper and enjoy!