Hot breakfast doesn't have to be complicated. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

Simple spinach toast with poached egg

It's how breakfast is done – quick and easy.

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Yes, avocado toast is delicious and fun to take photos of on Instagram. But it’s not the only veggie toast out there! This spinach toast with a poached egg is definitely stiff competition.

Spinach Toast with Poached Egg Recipe

Prep15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Yield1 person


  • 1 slice of toast
  • 1 egg
  • 4 ounces spinach
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • White vinegar


  • Add enough water to a sauce pot so there is about 2 inches of water. Bring it to a boil along with a couple teaspoons of vinegar.
  • Reduce to a simmer, swirl the water with a spoon and add in the cracked egg, cooking for about 2 minutes. Here is a great video on how to poach an egg.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a sauté pan, add in the spinach and a pinch of salt. Cook until spinach has fully reduced.
  • Stack the cooked spinach on top of the toast and add the poached egg, with salt and pepper.
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