Moroccan inspired Egg & Baby Arugula Salad
Heat a pan or flat griddle. Add some olive oil (make sure the pan is not too hot, otherwise olive oil will smoke- not good!) and then break couple of eggs on the griddle. You don’t want to make it quite a nice round omelette per se, since we are going to roll it anyways when we serve. So, a little rough texture will add to it’s character! Sprinkle some freshly ground sea salt and black pepper to the eggs. Also sprinkle Ras-al-Hanout which is a Moroccan spice mix (available in any Mediterranean food store) and crumble up some feta cheese.
In your serving bowl- lay out baby arugula leaves. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the leaves. Crumble up some feta cheese. Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper (to taste) and as well as dried parsley leaves. Finally sprinkle a little Ras-al-Hanout spice mix. You can enjoy this salad by itself or proceed to add our egg assemble for an even heartier meal…
Switch off the heat, roll the egg omelette and serve warm over the bed of baby arugula leaves for a yummy brunch.
Simple Yummy Sunday Breakfast
Open-faced onion & green pepper omelette on whole wheat toast or toasted bagel with fried cheese and tomatoes:
To make the omelette: Heat some coconut oil in a pan and sauté thinly sliced onion on medium heat. Take care to ensure that onion are not too softened. Next add diced green peppers. Sauté some more. Add a little freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle some sea salt to taste.
Next break couple of eggs on a hot skillet. Top up with the above onion-green pepper mix and let the eggs firm. Since it is an open faced omelette, we will not be turning it. Depending on how you like your eggs, you can cook it well (underside will be golden brown) or let the eggs be a bit runny.
To make fried cheese: Slice up Haloumi (Turkish cooking cheese) or Paneer (Indian cooking cheese). Dip it in egg white, coat with bread crumbs and then pan fry in coconut oil.
Serve hot with thick sliced tomatoes for a perfect combination of tastes, aromas and textures! Enjoy…
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