Spinach menemen recipe

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 484 calories / serving
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Rustle up this Turkish-inspired breakfast dish, made with chunks of crispy chorizo, sweet baby spinach and perfectly runny eggs. Adding red chilli and a pinch of smoked paprika brings a gorgeous warmth to this easy, one-pan brunch recipe.

  1. In a pan, dry-fry the chorizo until crisp. Set aside until needed.
  2. Heat the oil in the same pan. Add the onion and fry, over a low heat, for 5 mins, until softened. Stir in the garlic and spices and cook for a further 2 mins.
  3. Stir in the greens and season. Cover and cook for 1 min, then uncover and continue cooking for 3 mins more. Fold through the spinach until just wilted.
  4. Pour in the cream and lemon juice. Make 2 hollows in the mixture and crack an egg into each. Scatter over the chorizo, feta, dill, chilli and paprika. Cook gently for 8 mins, or until the whites have set.

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

  • Ingredients

  • 50g chorizo, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 75g greens, sliced
  • 150g baby spinach leaves
  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g feta, sliced
  • handful dill leaves, chopped
  • ½ red chilli, seeded and finely sliced
  • pinch smoked paprika
  • Energy 2005kj 484kcal 24%
  • Fat 40g 57%
  • Saturates 17g 87%
  • Sugars 8g 9%
  • Salt 2.9g 48%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.2g Protein 24.5g Fibre 5g


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