Monday 18 March 2013

Meat free Monday: baked eggs and chickpeas

Just a quick little meat-free dish today - spicy tomato sauce-bathed chickpeas, topped with goats cheese, with a surprise baked egg in the middle. Substantial and really delicious.

Baked eggs and chickpeas (serves 2)

1tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1tsp chilli paste (Gran Luchito, chipotle in adobo, harissa, sambal oelek - whatever you like)
1 can crushed tomatoes
1tsp tomato puree
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 eggs
Goats cheese or feta

Saute the garlic in the olive oil and add the tomatoes, chilli paste and tomato puree and cook for a few minutes until the sauce is quite thick. Taste for seasoning.

Divide between two oven-proof dishes and make a well in the centre of each. Crack in an egg and top with some cheese. Bake at 180C until the egg white is cooked (because of Paul's preference for well-done eggs I cooked this for about 20 minutes - but it doesn't need that long).


leaf (the indolent cook) said...

A nice and trusty combo and so simple too. Love the use of chilli and cheese. Yum.

Simona Carini said...

This sounds really nice!

Bettina Douglas said...

so many good flavours that would combine really well

hungryandfrozen said...

Okay. I am absolutely, positively going to make this. As soon as I get a bank loan so I can buy some goat's cheese. Sigh, I do miss London/England and its relatively cheap dairy products.

grace said...

this may be simple, but it's also a little bit of everything i love. there's a lot to be said for simple tastes! :)

Angie's Recipes said...

A protein loaded breakfast!


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