Baked Eggs in Popped Beans Cherry Tomatoes, Ricotta on Toast

Baked Eggs in Popped Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Ricotta on Toast from Jamie Oliver's Everyday Super Food. This healthy breakfast recipe is a great source of protein and makes a healthy brunch alternative to a traditional English breakfast.

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Mighty cannellini beans are a great source of protein, high in fibre, and contain vitamin C as well as magnesium, a mineral that helps our muscles to function properly

Serves 2
Cook time: 20 min


250g mixed-colour ripe cherry tomatoes
½ a lemon
extra virgin olive oil
4 sprigs of fresh basil
1 x 400g tin of cannellini beans
1 good pinch of fennel seeds
2 large free-range eggs
2 slices of seeded wholemeal bread
2 heaped tsp ricotta cheese
optional: thick balsamic vinegar
optional: hot chilli sauce


Halve the tomatoes, place in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of oil and a pinch of sea salt. Pick, tear and toss in the basil leaves (reserving the smaller ones for garnish), then leave aside to macerate for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, place a large non-stick frying pan on a high heat. Drain the beans and put into the hot pan with the fennel seeds and a pinch of black pepper. Leave for 5 minutes, shaking occasionally – you want them to char and pop open, bursting their skins. Pour the macerated tomatoes into the pan with 100ml of water, season, then leave to bubble away vigorously for 1 minute. Crack in an egg on each side, then cover with a lid, plate or tin foil, reduce to a medium-low heat and slow-cook for 3 to 4 minutes for nice soft eggs, or longer if you prefer. Meanwhile, toast the bread.

Divide the ricotta and spread over the two pieces of hot toast, then serve on the side of the baked eggs in beans. Sprinkle the reserved baby basil leaves over the top and tuck right in. Nice finished with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and/or a drizzle of hot chilli sauce. Delicious.

CALORIES 399kcal    FAT 15.7g     SAT FAT 3.6g     PROTEIN 22g    CARBS 40.7g    SUGAR 5.8g


Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House

ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2015 Everyday Super Food) Photographer: Jamie Oliver

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