Quick Beet Relish with Poached Eggs

I love breakfast. So when studies like these get published, I get a little sad.

“What do you mean I don’t need breakfast?!” I say to myself. “When am I going to be able to sit and enjoy my food, and more importantly my coffee!”

For me, breakfast is a ritual and not something to be messed with. (side note: I’ll admit I turn into a grumpy cow without it!). I enjoy dreaming up new recipes to have for breakfast and relish breakfast time- no one else is up so I can enjoy my beautiful creation (and a good strong latte!) unhurried and uninterrupted. There’s no work to done, no emails to be answered, it’s pure bliss.

Lately I’ve been loving this creation. It sounds odd but when I had something similar at my local cafe I loved it and immediately wanted to re create it at home. As a bonus, you’ll be getting 1-2 serves of vegetables in at breakfast, and you know how I feel about that!
The original recipe calls for roasted beets, but I’ve modified it as I’ve found you can just as easily used tinned beetroot for a fast and speedy breakfast. And do serve it with the side salad, it helps cut through the richness of relish.

Quick Beet Relish with Poached Eggs

  • 1/2 tin sliced beetroot
  • 1/2 onionIMG_0741
  • dash balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • handful of walnuts
  • goats cheese or feta
  • 1-2 eggs per person
  • Bread of choice

Start by making the salad. To make the salad, finely chop spinach into a bowl. Roughly chop walnuts and add. crumble in desired amount of goats cheese or feta and serve with dressing of choice. I usually just mix through a little olive oil.

Then make the relish.Once beets are drained, pat them dry with some paper towel. Place in a food processor and pulse a few times- you want the beets to be roughly chopped.

Heat a little oil in a fry pan over high heat. Add onion and saute until translucent. Add beets, stir until heated through. Once hot, add a good splash of balsamic vinegar and stir briefly. Take off heat but keep warm.

Place a pot of water on to boil. Just before it reaches boiling point, add a dash of vinegar. Pop in your desired number of eggs. If you are unsure of how to poach an egg this is a really good guide.

Assemble how ever you please.


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