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Pesto Eggs

A healthier take on social media's favourite way to cook eggs

10 mins
5 ingredients
$2.36 / person
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Pesto Eggs

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Serves =1

  • 2 tsp basil pesto

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 cup baby spinach

  • 2 pieces, wholemeal bread

  • 1 tomato, coarsely chopped

  • Optional: Red chilli flakes

It’s this easy

  • Heat a small fry pan over a medium heat, with a small amount of olive oil
  • Add spinach to the hot fry pan, and stir until wilted (this won’t take long). Remove from the pan and set aside
  • Add the basil pesto to the hot pan, keeping each teaspoon separate, spread the pesto out slightly as it heats up
  • Crack one egg on top of each portion of pesto and cook until the egg whites have turned opaque, and the egg yolks are cooked to your liking
  • Whilst the eggs are cooking, toast the bread
  • Serve by layering the piece of toast with the spinach and then top with the pesto eggs and chopped tomatoes
  • (Optional) - sprinkle eggs and toast with red chilli flakes


  • Replace the spinach and/or tomato with other vegetables such as sliced zucchini or capsicum. Slice finely and briefly cook at step 2.


Nutrition Information (per serve):

  • Energy (1860kJ)

  • Protein (25.7g)

  • Total fat (24g)

  • Saturated fat (4g)

  • Carbohydrate (26.6g); Starch (20.8g); Sugars (5.8g); Added sugars (0.1g), Free Sugars (0.1g)

  • Dietary fibre (9.7g)

  • Sodium (529mg)

  • Calcium (274mg)

  • Iron (5.6mg)


Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Nuts, Wheat, Eggs, FODMAPs.
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