Eggs Caprese
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 perfectly ripe avocado
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • homemade pesto
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 mug quinoa (this will be more than you need, but it's great to cook and keep in the fridge so you can add it easily to any of your meals)
  • sprinkle of dried herbs
  • ½ lemon juice
  • basil leaves for garnish
  • 60g feta
Instructions
  1. First, let's pop the kettle on
  2. Heat a saucepan and drizzle in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once it is nice and hot, add your mug of quinoa.
  3. Fry the quinoa for a couple of minutes until it goes lightly golden in colour and smells nutty. You will know what I mean when you smell it. The kettle should have boiled by now, so now use the same mug to pour out 2 mugs of boiling water into the pan.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, generous grind of pepper and a sprinkle of dried herbs. Turn the heat down so that it is simmering and cook for about 15 minutes. All the water should have been absorbed and the look of it should have changed. The seed separates from the grain once the quinoa is cooked, taste it - it should still have a bit of a bite to it and it shouldn't be terribly soggy.
  5. Squeeze in the lemon juice and give it a stir.
  6. Spoon about 6 tablespoons of quinoa into a bowl and stir in about 1 tablespoon of pesto, just to give it an extra bit of flavour. Pop the rest into a sealed container and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  7. Peel and chop the avocado into dice, and chop the cherry tomatoes in half. Mix together and drizzle with a little olive oil and a generous grind of pepper. (Hold back on the salt as you have salt from the parmesan in the pesto and the feta).
  8. Pour the rest of the boiling water from the kettle into a saucepan and crack in your eggs to poach. (I tell you how to do this perfectly here). Once they're poached you can pop them onto some kitchen paper to drain off excess water, whilst you assemble the dish.
  9. Spoon on 3 quinoa onto each plate, and divide the avocado and tomatoes between the plates.
  10. Crumble on the feta.
  11. Add the poached eggs.
  12. drizzle over some pesto and garnish with basil sprigs.
Recipe by Made By Margie at http://madebymargie.co.uk/eggs-caprese/