Cavalo nero is in season, it’s ludicrously good for you, and it’s versatile and delicious. What’s not to like? I picked up a bunch at the market yesterday and I woke up craving it this morning.
This is a breakfast that will make you feel good all day.
If you can’t get cavalo nero, use silverbeet instead.
- 2 eggs
- 3-4 cavalo nero leaves
- 1 small shallot (spring onion), finely sliced
- About a teaspoon of chopped fresh dill
- A chunk of feta – about a quarter of a cup
- 1/4 cup water
Cook the cavalo nero. Wash the leaves, place in a saucepan with about an inch of water in the bottom, put a lid on, and cook over a medium for about 10 minutes. The leaves will steam soft.
While the leaves are steaming, in a bowl, beat the eggs, dill, shallots, feta and water to combine. Season with pepper, you shouldn’t need salt as the feta will take care of that.
Remove the leaves from the pot and drain. Chop and add to the egg mixture.
Heat some oil in a frying pan with a lid. Pour the mixture in, turn heat down to low, place a lid on the top and let it cook for about 5-7 minutes, checking to make sure it’s not burning and that it’s cooking through. You can turn it if you like, but I don’t like to risk breaking it, so I put the pan under the grill for a few minutes at the end.
I like to serve this with something fresh and contrasting, like a tomato, basil and balsamic salad.