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Heirloom Tomato and Swiss Chard Eggs Benedict

Heirloom Tomato and Swiss Chard Eggs Benedict is a great way to get your healthy vegetables in the morning. The greens are garlicky, the tomato sweet with a hint of salt and the blender hollandaise is magic with a nice hit of lemon. Eat your greens!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 377kcal
Author lowcarbmaven.com

Ingredients

Tomato and Swiss Chard Benedict

  • 8 ounces Swiss chard weight after cleaning (about 1 large bunch), 200 g
  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced
  • 8 ounces Heirloom tomato slices, 4 thick slices (200 g)
  • 4 large eggs poached
  • salt and pepper

Blender Hollandaise

  • 3 large egg yolks save the whites for an omelette or something else
  • 4 ounces salted butter or ghee* (113 g)
  • 1-3 teaspoons lemon juice** (15 ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or a pinch of white pepper
  • *If you don' use salted butter don't forget to add a pinch or two of salt to the sauce to taste.
  • **I also like to add 1/2-1 teaspoon of the lemon zest

Garnish (optional)

  • chives green onion, or chopped fresh herbs
  • black pepper cayenne or paprika

Instructions

  • Make the Blender Holliandaise and leave it in the blender so it stays warm.
  • Blender Hollandaise: Add the yolks to a blender. Put the top onto the blender but remove the middle piece. Pre-heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Continue heating until it stops foaming. Turn the blender on low and begin pouring the hot butter into the blender - very slowly at first, and then a little faster as the Hollandaise begins to emulsify. Add the lemon juice and pepper and turn the blender to a faster speed. Scrape down the sides and add the middle back to the top of the lid. Let the sauce sit in the blender until ready. Return the butter coated pan to the stove.
  • Swiss Chard: Wash the Swiss Chard, remove the ribs, and cut into 2 inch pieces. Slice the garlic. Place the medium frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add the garlic and saute until fragrant and beginning to soften, then add the Swiss chard and cook until wilted. Salt and pepper to taste. When finished cooking, turn off the heat and cover with a lid to keep warm.
  • Poached Eggs: Meanwhile, fill a medium - large frying pan 3/4 fill of water, add two teaspoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Turn the heat to medium high until it begins to simmer slowly, then turn it down to medium. Crack the eggs one at a time and gently open them into the barely simmering water. Watch the heat under the pan because we don't want the water to boil. Cook the eggs 1 minute, then with a spatula, gently loosen the eggs from the bottom of the pan so they can float freely. Poach the eggs for another minute, then gently roll them over with a slotted spoon. Continue poaching for about 2 minutes. Remove the eggs from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Assembly: Slice 4 thick slices of tomatoes about 2 ounces each. Place them on serving plates and season with salt and pepper. Divide the Swiss chard into four portions and arrange on the tomato slices. Then add the eggs, seasoning them with salt and pepper. Finish with the Hollandaise. Garnish and serve.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Heirloom Tomato and Swiss Chard Eggs Benedict
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Fiber: 2g