Eggs Florentine

Difficulty

Intermediate

Cooktime

25 min

Eggs Benedict’s healthier sister recipe, layered with Swiss chard, creamy turmeric cashew sauce and JUST Egg.

Serves 4

  • 4 slices of bread, or English muffin halves
  • 4 JUST Egg Folded, or 1 12oz JUST Egg
  • 1  tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chard chard, or ½ lb. other leafy green
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Creamy Cashew Sauce (optional, see note)

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Equipment

  • High-speed blender

  • Skillet

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Make the creamy cashew sauce

Soak the cashews in water for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight (or if you’re in a rush, you can boil for 10 minutes). Add all the sauce ingredients to a high-powered blender. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes, until silky smooth, adding water if needed. Transfer to a small saucepan or microwave-safe dish to warm before serving.

Note: If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you can use a store-bought cashew queso or similar creamy sauce.

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Sauté the chard

Clean the chard (or whichever green you’re using) and strip the leafy portions from the stems. Keeping the leaves and stems separate, chop both into ½- to 1-inch pieces. Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium-low heat. Add the minced garlic, lemon zest and a pinch of red pepper flakes and sizzle for 1 minute. If using the chard stems, add them first to pan along with a pinch of salt and cook for about 4 minutes. Add the leaves and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the lemon juice and toss to coat. Taste for salt. Set aside.

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Heat the JUST Egg

Heat desired number of JUST Egg Folded in a toaster, skillet, oven or microwave, according to the box directions.

If using JUST Egg, warm a bit of oil or plant-based butter in small, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the JUST Egg and scramble like an egg: Use a spatula to stir occasionally while letting it heat evenly and set. Once the liquid is cooked through, remove from the heat.

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Assemble the Eggs Florentine

Toast the bread slices and warm the sauce. Layer each piece of bread with sliced avocado and smash lightly with a fork. Top with sautéed chard, JUST Egg and a drizzle of creamy cashew sauce. Garnish with flaky salt, red pepper flakes and freshly ground black pepper.

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