For my first Healthy Green Kitchen recipe post, I figured it would be appropriate to write about “greens”.

My kids are super busy in the evenings these days and it’s an unfortunate fact of life that sit-down dinners just do not happen much during the week.

When I got home from my son’s baseball game after 8 last night, I was starving and needed to make something fast. There wasn’t much in the fridge to work with but I managed to come up with this yummy and super healthy eggs and greens dish. Dark leafy greens contain a ton of minerals including calcium…it’s wonderful to include them in the diet as often as possible.

Eggs and Greens With Ramps and Cilantro

Ingredients:

*1 Tb. organic coconut oil
*1 large bunch of greens, chopped (I used organic broccoli rabe; you could use kale, collards, mustard greens, etc...any seasonal greens that you enjoy will work beautifully)
*1 bunch of ramps (wild leeks only available in the Spring; if unavailable, you can substitute a combination of some garlic and green onion instead), chopped
*1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
*2 eggs, preferably organic and free-range

Directions:

1. In a heavy skillet, melt the coconut oil. Add chopped greens, ramps and cilantro and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add water to the pan (and stir your greens around frequently) to prevent burning. Turn the heat off and crack two eggs over the greens. Stir everything around until the eggs are cooked through.

2. Remove from heat to your serving dish. If you like spicy foods, you can mix in a little Thai garlic sauce--it contains a little sugar but it's very flavorful. Serves 1-2 (you can stretch the serving size by adding more eggs and serving over quinoa, brown rice, or rice noodles.

 

3 Comments

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    Michele Mercogliano — May 7, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

    MMMMM…..I’ll be over next week to try some. Coconut oil…interesting

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    Marie M — June 23, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    Oh wowie. That sounds like one tasty treat. I’ve been eating stir-fried greens and eggs (separately) a lot recently, but it didn’t occur to me to cook the eggs ON the greens. I might try this over rice with some thai chili sauce or smoked paprika.

  3. 3

    drwinnie — June 23, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    Marie,
    Good ideas Marie!
    I have also cooked this with lettuces from my garden since I’ve got so much of it- it was very yummy.