Salad for Dinner: Poached Eggs and Parmesan Will Make Your Salad Pop

Raise the bar. The salad bar that is!

Salad gets a bad rap… but it doesn’t have to be boring. There are plenty of ways you can spice it up. Recipes like this one make it obvious that salad isn’t just about veggies. Adding a good source of protein, like the eggs here, mean that you can make it a meal all on its own!

Spring mix salad with poached eggs, black cumin and Parmesan cheese

Serves 2-4

4 generous handfuls spring mix
4 organic, free-range eggs, poached (for poaching instructions, see below)
1 tbsp white vinegar
the juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp organic olive oil
Himalayan sea salt (to taste)
freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
⅛ tsp black cumin seed oil
½ cup grated Parmesan

Divide greens into bowls (for two as a meal, or four as a side).
Combine olive oil, lemon juice and salt & pepper. Shake well in a mason jar.
Pour dressing over greens. Drizzle with black cumin seed oil. Poach the eggs, drain with a slotted spoon and set them on top of the greens. Sprinkle Parmesan over each salad.

Serve and enjoy.

To poach eggs:

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add a splash of white vinegar. Once water reaches the boil, remove from heat.
Stir to create a funnel and crack an egg into the centre of the pot.
Return to heat and bring the water back to a low boil. Wait 2-4 minutes until whites are cooked. The yolks should be runny.

A few benefits from this uniquely delicious salad and it’s ingredients:

  • Spring mix is full of nutrients such as vitamins A and C, beta carotene, calcium and antioxidants, all of which assist your body from the inside out, promoting heart health and lowering cholesterol and preventing plaque buildup.
  • Eggs are high in protein, vitamins B6 and B12, zinc, copper and iron. They promote brain health and support eye health, as well as building and repairing tissue.
  • Black cumin seed oil is a powerful oil that contains calcium, iron, B1, B2 and B3. It works as an antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. Great for a sore throat, the common cold or even the flu. Try Panaseeda Black Cumin Seed Oil for 100% organic Perfectly Pressed™ black cumin seeds. Perfect Press Technology™ ensures zero-rancidity and maximum nutritional value.
  • Lemons contain vitamin C, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and fiber. They contain more potassium than apples or grapes, which is very beneficial for the heart.

Did you see our smoothie recipe last week? If you missed it, learn how to make a quick, nutritious and yummy kale-berry smoothie here.

Keep your eye on our blog for more recipes from Activation Europe in the coming weeks!