Green eggs served on a white plate

Green eggs

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

Suppying vitamin C and iron, this breakfast of eggs, spinach and leeks will super-charge your morning. It provides energy from protein and fat, plus two of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal298
  • fat20g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 1½ tbsp rapeseed oil, plus a splash extra
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 trimmed leeks, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • pinch of chilli flakes, plus extra to serve
  • 200g spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • squeeze of lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the leeks and a pinch of salt, then cook until soft. Add the garlic, coriander, fennel and chilli flakes. Once the seeds begin to crackle, tip in the spinach and turn down the heat. Stir everything together until the spinach has wilted and reduced, then scrape it over to one side of the pan. Pour a little oil into the pan, then crack in the eggs and fry until cooked to your liking.

  2. Stir the yogurt through the spinach mix and season. Pile onto two plates, top with the fried egg, squeeze over a little lemon and season with black pepper and chilli flakes to serve.

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Jessica Ferreira
6th May, 2020
How many grams of leek for serving for one person if I am using sliced leeks already?
lulu_grimes's picture
6th May, 2020
Hi Jessica, Use a couple of handfuls for one person, the leek cooks down quite a bit. I hope this helps, Lulu
20th Jun, 2019
Is the calorie count correct for this recipe? It seems high for the ingredients used
goodfoodteam's picture
25th Jun, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes it is correct. The calories are derived predominantly from fat specifically the oil, Greek yogurt and eggs. The latter are also a source of protein which likewise contributes to the calorie count. It’s worth noting large eggs are used and full fat Greek yogurt so you could switch these.
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Ian McDonnell
3rd Apr, 2020
Fennel and coriander seeds detracted from flavour and texture, I would consider leaving them out!
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