If you like eggs, then you will definitely love this Middle Eastern style eggs with za’atar and yogurt.
I love eggs. The most difficult part when I was full on vegan was giving up eggs. I missed them. I craved them.
I can literally come up with a thousand different ways to eat the same thing—Eggs.
I like them hard-boiled, scrambled, served over rice, poached and dropped into some broth. The sky is the limit when I see a box of free range eggs in my fridge.
You can make 2 ingredient pancakes, a delicious herby frittata, baked eggs, or you can top some greek yogurt with a fried egg and some za’atar for a mouth-watering breakfast dish.
You don’t even have to wait for breakfast, you can enjoy this for lunch or dinner.
This actually came to me in a dream. I had a dream I topped some plain greek yogurt with a poached egg, za’atar, lime juice and a little good quality olive oil.
That morning I had other recipes to work on, so I tried to put my egg dream away.
It worked until it was night time and I really was craving the eggs I had dreamt about, even though there was a fridge full of different yummy things to eat.
It’s a sign. You guys totally believe in signs right?
I grabbed a small plate, smeared a good amount of greek yogurt on to it, topped it with a little lime juice, some salt, good quality olive oil, a fried egg, then a little-cubed tomato and finally the star ingredient za’atar.
It was so good. Somehow the flavors just screamed, make another plate! I know, I can’t believe it either.
So I did. I listened to the ingredients that used to reside on my now empty plate and made myself another version.
This time I added some roasted chickpeas I quickly seasoned with a spicy blend of ground turmeric, ground coriander, ground cardamom, black pepper and cumin, I added some sunflower sprouts, a bit more lemon juice at the end. Golden star. I give this a golden star.
Seriously though. This is too freaking good not to share. If didn’t share then I would feel like I am cheating you out on something extraordinary.
Which would be just plain freaking wrong of me.
Guys. Make this. I know I say this about a lot of recipes. This one though. It will blow your mind. Hey, remember that song. I don’t think it’s PG enough to share. I’ll stop now. Just make these eggs. Please. Oh and let me know how much you love them. Thanks. Have an awesome yogurt and egg yolk filled the day?
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE EGGS
1 cup of yogurt, 1/2 cup per person
2 large eggs, one per person
1 small tomato, chopped into medium dice
1/2 cup of roasted chickpeas, 1/4 cup per person,
1 tablespoon of olive oil plus more for serving
1 teaspoon of za’atar, 1/2 a teaspoon per person, GREENPOINT CO
salt for seasoning
sunflower sprouts or herbs of choice, you can use parsley, dill, cilantro
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
In a small frying pan on medium-low heat, add the 1 tablespoon of oil. Fry each egg one at a time, until the white is cooked and the yolk is still runny. Season with a little salt. In a bowl mix the 1 cup of yogurt with the juice of one lime, a pinch of salt.
Arrange the eggs the following way: take 1/2 cup of yogurt smear it on each plate, then place a fried egg on top of the yogurt, sprinkle some tomato cubes, then little chickpeas, scatter the sprouts or herbs that you are using. Drizzle a little olive oil on top, sprinkle the za’atar and squeeze some more lime juice. Enjoy. You can serve this with bread or eat as is.
Disclosure: I have not been compensated for this post. I received the samples from Greenpoint Trading Co. I was not required to use them in a recipe, but I loved these eggs so much I wanted to share them with you all. I only share products that Follow Our Passion believes in and I wholesomely trust.