Spring Veggie Breakfast Scramble
Breakfast, especially on a lovely spring Sunday morning after a busy week, is one of our favorite meals. For this dish, I sautéed Spring onions, spinach, Cremini mushrooms, and tomatoes and added eggs and fresh thyme from my garden for a delicious scramble.
It’s spring and the weather is lovely. Spring onions are a special treat now in season for a short while. They look like regular scallions with a slightly larger bulb, but they are very different; sweeter and more tender. I use them as often as I can find them at the local farmer’s market or even at the supermarket. (We have a local one that features fresh, local produce.)
(I also added sautéed chopped chicken livers–I love them although I know everyone doesn’t share my enthusiasm.) The secret to making them is not to overcook–they should be pink inside.
Low carb and so delicious and satisfying!
- 3-4 fresh spring onions, washed and chopped, including white bulbs and green stems
- 1/2 cup spinach, chopped, removing stems (I use washed and bagged baby spinach, but if using fresh from garden or farmer’s market be sure to wash thoroughly and use a salad spinner before adding.)
- 1/2-1 cup Cremini mushrooms, chopped
- Fresh chicken livers; I used about 4 livers for the two of us. (optional of course!)
- Tomatoes–cut into quarters
- 4 eggs
- 1 Tbsp butter (I use unsalted, both as it’s my taste preference and for the salt-free aspect)
- Thyme, herbs de Provence and/or salt-free seasoning/pepper to taste
1. Beat eggs ( I add a tsp. of milk or 1/2 and 1/2- that small amount Rick can tolerate); add seasonings to the eggs, and set aside.
2. Sauté mushrooms in butter; after they’re browned (about 6-7 minutes), add chopped onions and saute until soft, about another 5-6 minutes.
3. Remove mushrooms and onions to a bowl.
4. Add spinach to the pan; saute briefly, 1-2 minutes until wilted.
5. Sautee tomato pieces in the pan, pushing spinach to the side.
6. Add mushrooms and onions back into the pan.
7. Sautée chicken livers til pink inside (about 3-4 minutes/side) and then chop–add to Mushroom, onion, tomatoes and spinach.
8. Add beaten eggs over the mixture in the pan.
9. Gently cook the mixture, using a spatula around the sides to fold in the mixture as it’s cooking.
10. Cook until barely firm, and serve.