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Egg and spinach salad

Egg and spinach salad

A delicious salad recipe, perfect as a light supper or to accompany a main meal.

Serves

2

Prep: 

10 mins

Cook: 

10 mins

Average: 4.2 (6 votes)

Ingredients

  • 4 large British Lion eggs
  • 60ml/4tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50g/2oz ciabatta or other crusty bread
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 50g/2oz sunblush tomatoes in oil plus 30ml/2tbsp of the oil from the tomatoes
  • 6 basil leaves, shredded
  • 100g/4oz baby spinach leaves

Method

  1. Place 3 eggs in a small pan, cover with boiling water and bring to the boil. Boil for 6 mins, drain the eggs, rinse in cold water, tapping the shells all over. When cool enough to handle, peel away the shells. Cut into quarters.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot. Tear the ciabatta into bite sized pieces and add to the hot oil. Fry for 2 to 3 mins, stirring occasionally until the croutons are crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Mix the tomatoes together with the oil and basil. Season to taste. Empty the spinach into 2 serving bowls, add the croutons, quartered eggs and tomatoes. Toss together and serve.