This sophisticated take on Eggs Benedict swaps a full-flavored, chunky vegetable medley for Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce. Add whole-wheat English muffins and poached eggs and this combo makes a lovely brunch or an elegant light supper when served with a salad.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a large, straight-sided skillet or Dutch oven with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil. Add white vinegar.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in zucchini and tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in 1 tablespoon basil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

  • Meanwhile, reduce the boiling water to a gentle simmer; the water should be steaming and small bubbles should come up from the bottom of the pan. Crack each egg into a small bowl and slip them one at a time into the simmering water, taking care not to break the yolks. Cook for 4 minutes for soft set, 5 minutes for medium set and 8 minutes for hard set. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a clean kitchen towel to drain.

  • To serve, top each muffin half with some of the vegetable mixture, an egg, a sprinkling of cheese and the remaining basil.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 21.3g; carbohydrates 31.1g; dietary fiber 4.7g; sugars 6.8g; fat 14g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 374.1mg; vitamin a iu 1343.3IU; vitamin c 27.7mg; folate 84.4mcg; calcium 107.3mg; iron 2.5mg; magnesium 41mg; potassium 575.3mg; sodium 681.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Deliscious! I made this for my self this morning. It was VERY yummy. I will make it again for sure. It was easy and very filling as well. Pros: Simple quick filling Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This dish was Awesome!!! My husband was a bit skeptical but loved it. I did add a slice of heated up proscuitto on top of the muffin. This was so easy and healthy which is an added bonus! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fantastic! One of the best breakfasts I have ever had! Made this for breakfast this morning and I only made enough for one serving because I was the only one eating it. It is so simple to make and tastes so delicious. I couldn't find any whole wheat english muffins so I used honey wheat but it tasted great. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy to make healthy & absolutely delicious! Don't skip the balsamic vinegar-it makes the dish. Will make this again. Read More