In case you’ve missed our other posts about pulses, pulses are a family of legumes that includes lentils, beans, dry peas and chickpeas. They are a rich source of plant-based proteins and amino acids for people around the world, and can be incorporated into meals in so many fun and creative ways.
Along with protein, pulses are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals like folate, iron, and potassium. Just one cup of cooked pulses gives you over half of the fiber you need for an entire day! They are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which offer endless health benefits ranging from weight management to improved digestion.
Chickpeas are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates. Chickpeas can be incorporated creatively into so many recipes- just last month, we featured a Chickpea Gazpacho recipe!
The great thing about pulses is that they are easily accessible to communities in different parts of the world because of their affordability. They are also amazing for our environment- pulses use only a fraction of the water other protein sources use. They enrich our soil, which results in crops with improved nutrient profiles. With all of that being said, let’s get to this recipe! It’s incredibly easy to whip up, and consists of throwing all ingredients into a skillet. Before you know it, you’ll have a satisfying dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast or even dinner.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup collard greens, thick stems removed, finely sliced
- 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 2 eggs
- Salt & pepper to taste
On a pan or skillet, heat the olive oil and add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute over low-medium heat
Then add the collards, and sauté with the onion and garlic. Place the lid on the skillet, and allow to cook for 3 minutes
Remove the lid, add the chickpeas and tomato sauce to the pan, and cook together for another 3 minutes over low-medium heat, with the lid on
Next you'll crack your eggs and allow them to cook without the lid for 6-8 minutes or until the desired doneness is reached
Top with salt and pepper, to taste
Enjoy with toast!
Miss P says
This recipe looks yummy. I can’t wait to cook it for myself.
Thanks for all the delicious recipes.
PS: On the ingredients, din you mean garlic, minced?
Miss P says
LOL yes not mined! hahaha just fixed! thanks
Neena Sharma says
This receipe looks too yummy. I love to eat eggs but I dont belive this is also a wonderful dish of egg.
I used frozen spinach rather than fresh spinach, so I don’t know if it’s impacting my results. I aim at half of what the recipe calls for spinach and I still make a lot. Do you recommend a cast iron pan, it takes me 10min. to cook the eggs how I like? Does this remove nutrients from the spinach? The taste is wonderful for something healthy. Thanks! I imagine more spices could be added if desired like curry powder.
Cast iron pan will not remove nutrients! When cooking with any citrus foods (lemon, lime, etc) it will actually help to boost the iron content of your meals
I just used a typical metal pan, is that bad? Also, I like this recipe for how full I feel after I eat. When trying to eat healthy at first, I went too extreme. I was so hungry I easily went back to bad habits. Concerning the spinach: if I cook it longer than the directions to have eggs cooked the way I like, will it remove nutrients from the spinach? I don’t really understand the science part, bare with me.
I finally decided to cook this and after three tries it finally came out right LOL.! I’m not a great cook but this recipe was so easy and really yummy! Thank you for sharing
YAY happy to hear you nailed it! xoxo
I made this for dinner and it was GREAT, easy to make, I had all the ingredients at home and it was a hit….. I am now your biggest fan!!!!!! Thanks ladies
Oh good, glad you enjoyed!! xoxo
I doubled the recipe for leftovers on the first try because I trust Food Heaven and I’m SO glad I did. I might even triple it next time considering how easy and quick it is to make! Currently, I am enjoying this dish wrapped in tortillas. So happy to have another staple in my breakfast make-ahead rotation.
Oh yay! So happy you enjoyed this. It’s a oldie but goodie. Happy eating xoxo