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Poached eggs with spinach and walnuts

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Main Ingredient Eggs; Spinach
Category Eggs; Vegetables
Meal Breakfast; Brunch; Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cook Method Poaching; Saut�ing
Diet Low Calorie; Low Carb; High Fiber; High Protein; Vegetarian; Gluten Free


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • One 10-ounce bag baby spinach, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 shallots, vertically sliced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped

  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme, chopped, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

  • One 8-ounce package cremini mushrooms, quartered

  • 3/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped and divided

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 

  • 2 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese 

  • 8 cups water 

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar 

  • 4 large eggs 



  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a large Dutch oven, and heat on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Saut� spinach in the Dutch oven for approximately 2 minutes. When the spinach becomes wilted, remove from the oven and allow to cool in a colander. Once cool, squeeze the spinach to remove extra water.

  • Add the remaining oil to the Dutch oven, and saut� the garlic and shallots for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, and season with the sage, thyme, pepper, and salt. Saut� the seasoned vegetables for 7 minutes, then add the spinach, 1/2 cup of walnuts, red wine vinegar, and cheese. Stir the mixture for 30 seconds. Place equal portions of the vegetable mixture onto 4 plates.

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water and white vinegar to a simmer. Crack each egg and gently pour into the pan. Once each egg has cooked for 3 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon. Place one egg over each portion of the vegetable mixture. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 cal

  • Total fat: 24g

  • Saturated fat: 6g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 8g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 10g

  • Cholesterol: 196mg

  • Sodium: 383mg

  • Carbohydrate: 18g

  • Fiber: 5g

  • Protein: 17g

  • Calcium: 257mg

  • Iron: 4mg