Ok, I know you’re thinking that I’ve gone a little crazy. Quinoa and spinach? Quinoa and egg? Just quinoa with breakfast in general? I know, I know, just stay with me here.
I really have no idea where this recipe came from. I’ve always been in the camp that quinoa has no place at breakfast. I don’t want quinoa porridge instead of oatmeal, and I’ve never been inclined to try a granola with quinoa in it. Sorry folks, but I have to admit that I am somewhat of a quinoa-at-breakfast convert now. Sort of. Now, I mean this recipe might not be your go-to at 7am for breakfast, fair enough, it’s not mine either. I prefer this for a lazy, weekend brunch type of deal. The good thing is, that it’s a lot healthier than other brunch options, but still has that satisfying element. When you think about it, this dish could work for any meal – a light lunch? Dinner? Seriously, quinoa, sauteed spinach and a soft boiled egg is pretty much suited for any time of the day.
This recipe for soft boiled egg over quinoa and spinach is the perfect alternative for a healthier start to your weekend because it’s packed with protein (from the egg and quinoa) and with the added fibre and vitamins from spinach.