Sandwich Monday: Breakfast Sandwich

Update and Redux: C – If you ever want to indulge in a vegetarian breakfast sandwich, make this one. A sunny side up egg with saute vegetables on great bread. Its might be the best meal of your day.

C – This is not your fast-food breakfast sandwich.

When I think of a breakfast sandwich, I think of a fast food chain’s breakfast sandwich. The ones with awful English muffin bread, a circular-shaped egg that probably came from a carton and a round sausage patty smothered in cheese.

Those things are a 500 to 700 calorie disaster.

When Jim and I went to Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, I didn’t expect anything like that for brunch. Thank goodness there wasn’t. There was something a lot better.

This sandwich! A sandwich so good I had to recreate it. A vegetarian sandwich at that. No pink slime in this sandwich. Just the freshest bits of everything.

Fresh baked bread that was perfectly toasted. A sunny-side-up egg with sautéed greens. It was so wonderful, I had to be mindful and remember what was in it. I really wanted to make it when I got back to the Be Mindful. Be Human. kitchen.

It’s such an easy sandwich to make. So delicious. It was so good that I had to make a whole week of breakfast dishes after this one.

Breakfast Week: Breakfast Sandwich
Recipe type: Mains
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 6 mins
Total time: 21 mins
Serves: 2
  • 2 herb slab focaccia bread slices, about 2½ inches wide, split horizontally.
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup New Zealand spinach in bite-sized peices
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp goat cheese for each sandwich, more if desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix onions, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Place oil in a medium sauce pan. Once warm, add spinach, salt and pepper. Saute for 1 minute until slightly wilted. Remove from pan. Set aside.
  3. Fry eggs, sunny side up. (Remember not to cover the eggs with a lid. Just spoon oil over the eggs until desired doneness).
  4. Lightly brush the bread with oil on the inside. Toast while eggs are cooking.
  5. Spread goat cheese on one half of the toast.
  6. Top with pickled onions.
  7. Top with wilted spinach.
  8. Top with egg and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  9. Top with other slice of toast.
  10. Serve.
  11. Enjoy!


Yeah, I am usually lazy about making breakfast. So, making breakfast everyday for a week will be interesting.

Hope you enjoy breakfast week as much as we did.