runny eggs over greens & toast

March 30, 2011

Eggs and toast get eaten for breakfast in our house very often. It’s one of our favourites. Over-easy eggs are one of the finer things in life in my opinion.

But what about adding some fresh greens to the mix? I’m someone who feels the need to add fruit to my breakfast. I think it’s partly for taste and partly psychological – as though having something fresh is getting me started on the right foot. Explanations aside; it’s just what I like to eat.

Adding greens to an already favourite breakfast adds that kick of freshness, especially when they’re massaged with lemon juice and oil. Ooh and poach those eggs instead for ├╝ber-health!

Runny Eggs Over Greens and Toast


  • 2 slices of whole grain toast
  • butter
  • 2 eggs
  • handful of arugula or greens (I used dandelion greens for this occasion)
  • parmesan (optional)
  • sea salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice or a drizzle of vinegar


  1. Put bread into toaster. Add a drizzle of olive oil to small frying pan and heat on low-medium.
  2. Once heated, gently crack two eggs into the pan.
  3. In a bowl add a handful of greens, a drizzle of olive oil and a touch of lemon juice or vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Add a few shavings of Parmesan cheese, if you like, and toss.
  4. When you see the whites of your eggs are cooked and the yolk is still runny turn off the heat.
  5. Put toast on a plate, butter it, and place the greens on top. Then finish with the two eggs (sunny side up) and season the top of the eggs with salt and pepper.
  6. Perfect, healthy, satisfying-beyond-belief breakfast :)
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

brandi March 30, 2011 at 8:53 am

i think my stomach might be English. I want everything you post! :)


Angharad March 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

This comment makes me very happy! <3


Christina March 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

My English tummy wholeheartedly concurs :)

I had eggs over easy on toast for breakfast yesterday morning, little drizzle of honey on toasted ciabatta and lots of ground pepper on the eggs.

By the way, just found your site through a friend’s recommendation and I love it!


leslie March 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

i love meals like this – the richness of the egg, the crispiness of the bread, the freshness of the greens. classic, simple, and delicious.

i totally agree with that statement on over-easy eggs – that perfectly runny yolk is one of the great pleasures in life, i swear.


holly March 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

simple and delicious.

this looks awesome – also, i have not tried dandelion greens. must give those a shot…

owe you an e-mail – it’s coming soon, promise!


Sisters Running the Kitchen April 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I love eggs. fried, poached, scrambled, omelets- you name it i love it! dipped in ketchup. haha but i also here tabasco sauce is awesome with eggs too- I’ll have to venture out of my comfort zone one day and give it a go!


Mike April 4, 2011 at 5:08 am

I am an egg addict myself eating them for breakfast everyday. The greens sound like a good idea that I’ll have to try sometime.
I see you live in the mid-west, I am from Michigan but now live in England (Bristol currently).
I look forward to keeping up with your blog, you got some yummy stuff!


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