Start your morning off on the right foot with this protein packed, savoury breakfast of a soft boiled egg over quinoa and spinach. |

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.

Yields 2 servings

Soft Boiled Egg over Quinoa & Spinach

A healthy and protein packed breakfast

5 minPrep Time

7 minCook Time

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  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add eggs, turn heat down to a rolling boil and cook for 5-7 minutes. Once done, remove to a bowl of cold water. Allow to cool before carefully removing the shells.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small pan heat olive oil over medium-low heat.
  4. Add garlic, saute for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  5. Add spinach, saute for 2 minutes or until wilted.
  6. Place spinach over quinoa and serve with a soft boiled egg on top.


Recipe by Louisa Clements


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.

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