Chickpeas and Poached Eggs

Tired of your traditional bacon and eggs breakfast? Give Chickpeas and poached eggs a try!

Spoon digging into a runny poached egg yolk


 

Gluten-Free Chickpeas and Poached Eggs are a healthy meal idea using yogurt, spinach and mediterranean spices.

Looking for a healthy and unique breakfast or brunch meal? Za’atar Chickpeas and Poached Eggs is simple and easy to prepare, spiked with lemon and a traditional za’atar seasoning.

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A yogurt sauce is the base, topped with warm chickpeas, wilted spinach and perfectly poached eggs.

If you’ve never had za’atar seasoning, it is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, a simple mixture of thyme, sea salt, sesame seeds and sumac. You’ve probably had it before, but didn’t realize what it was.

Easy enough to blend at home… if you can find sumaq, a dried berries from a sumaq bush, closely related to the cashew family.

Za’atar Chickpeas and Poached Eggs is a refreshing, health and gluten-free breakfast option. Lemon zested yogurt sauce, za’atar spiced chickpeas, wilted spinach and poached eggs sprinkled with pink sea salt.

Instead, I buy a large pre-blended bag at the grocery store in the International aisle. Use the rest on hummus or with a good dipping olive oil and bread or pita. Also perfect for avocado toast.

Also not commonly seen in breakfast foods are chickpeas. They are a legume (bean family) and healthy base for this gluten free breakfast recipe.

Gluten-Free Chickpeas and Poached Eggs are a healthy meal idea using yogurt, spinach and mediterranean spices. #poachedeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

Chickpeas are high in protein and dietary fiber, so they help keep you fuller longer and aid in digestion. Sometimes called garbanzo beans, they are commonly found in salads and other Mediterranean cuisine.

The trick is finding good canned chickpeas. People complain they are too mealy or hard, but some brands are better than others. Surprisingly enough, my favorite is actually the store brand at my grocery store. Buy a few and taste test them to find the best!

This dish is based on a meal I recently had in Brooklyn, NY. It was a gluten-free savory breakfast plate that was a great break from French Toast and omelets.

Lemon provides a great zest against yolky eggs and the texture of soft chickpeas and wilted spinach.

Gluten-Free Chickpeas and Poached Eggs are a healthy meal idea using yogurt, spinach and mediterranean spices. #poachedeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

Don’t be scared of poaching eggs with our easy tutorial you will make some spectacular, golden centered eggs!

A poached egg after it is cooked

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Gluten-Free Chickpeas and Poached Eggs are a healthy meal idea using yogurt, spinach and mediterranean spices. #poachedeggs www.savoryexperiments.com
Za’atar Chickpeas and Poached Eggs is a refreshing, health and gluten-free breakfast option. Lemon zested yogurt sauce, za’atar spiced chickpeas, wilted spinach and poached eggs sprinkled with pink sea salt.

Za’atar Chickpeas and Poached Eggs

5 from 8 votes
Gluten-Free Chickpeas and Poached Eggs are a healthy meal idea using yogurt, spinach and mediterranean spices. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, blend together yogurt, juice and zest from one fresh lemon.
  • In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add chickpeas and za’atar seasoning. Stir until seasoning is evenly damp and chickpeas are warm. Transfer to a bowl, set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add remaining olive oil and spinach, toss until wilted and the remove from heat.
  • ClickHERE for simple instructions to poach your 4 eggs.
  • To plate, spoon yogurt mixture on the bottom of your serving plates,evenly divide chickpeas and then spinach, topping with 2 poached eggs each and finishing with a sprinkle of pink sea salt.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 524 kcal, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 40 g, Fat: 25 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 337 mg, Sodium: 227 mg, Potassium: 883 mg, Fiber: 8 g, Sugar: 12 g, Vitamin A: 3290 IU, Vitamin C: 38.1 mg, Calcium: 353 mg, Iron: 5.2 mg
Author: Chef Jessica Anne
Calories: 524
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: poached eggs
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is perfection, I prepared this recipe and my family loves it. Will make more of this, thanks for sharing

  2. 5 stars
    Enjoyed this for breakfast this morning and started my day off right! Easy, unique and delicious; definitely, a new favorite recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Loved the combination of chickpeas and eggs. They went perfectly together and I’m totally making this again.