Happy Monday! I hope you were able to get outside yesterday… I don’t know if it was nice where you were, but it was really nice in Pittsburgh yesterday. Also, it’s supposed to be 80° tomorrow…. wtf. I love fall, but wtf. ANYWAY….
It took me a solid 45 minutes to figure out what to title this recipe. Here were some possible contenders:
Spinach Egg and Chickpea Skillet
Chickpeas with Fried Egg
One Egg Breakfast Skillet
Single Serve Egg Hash
One Pan Egg Breakfast
….yeah. So this recipe tasted delicious but it was truly just something I threw together one morning because I was craving my Spicy Roasted Chickpeas but also wanted to be sensible and eat eggs for breakfast, rather than just chickpeas.
One thing most food bloggers don’t admit is how tricky it can be to title a recipe. Sometimes it’s common sense, and sometimes it’s not. If you’re making avocado hummus, you’re probably going to title your post something like ‘Creamy Avocado Hummus’. But if it’s something less obvious, like this breakfast for example, the title isn’t straight forward. At all.
I somehow settled on Single Serve Egg and Chickpea Breakfast, which I’m still not in love with but figured it got the job of describing the meal done. It was either that or Single Serve Egg, Chickpea and Spinach Breakfast with Cajun Seasoning, which seemed like a mouthful.
This breakfast is single serve, meaning you can whip it up and then eat it with a fork straight from the pan if you’d like! Or, you can double the recipe and it’ll serve two people. It’s packed full of protein thanks to the chickpeas and egg, and potassium and iron thanks to the spinach. I used cajun seasoning to spice things up, but feel free to use your favorite seasoning or no seasoning at all—totally up to you.
The best part? It’s a meal that can be made while running around the house getting ready in the mornings–my kind of breakfast!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup chickpeas
- ¼ tsp cajun seasoning
- Pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over the stovetop.
- Add chickpeas and spinach and cook for approx. 3 minutes.
- Make a hole in the center of the skillet and crack an egg inside of it. Cook for 3-5 more minutes or until egg is as "dippy" as you like it.
- Sprinkle seasoning and pepper overtop and serve with toast.
Q: Food bloggers: Do you struggle naming your recipes?