Skillet Eggs with Tomatillos & Spinach


This healthy skillet recipe features eggs cooked in a mixture of spinach, herbs and tomatillos. Garnish with a touch of harissa—a fiery chile paste—and dip some toasted whole-grain country bread into the jammy yolks.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup sliced spring onions or scallions

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 8 ounces tomatillos or green tomatoes, chopped

  • 8 cups chopped mature spinach

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 large eggs

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • Cracked pepper & harissa for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add spring onions (or scallions) and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but not brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeño (or serrano) and cumin; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatillos (or green tomatoes) and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to break down, about 5 minutes. Add spinach and water; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley, cilantro, mint and salt.

  2. Crack eggs over the vegetables. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until the whites are set, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with feta; cover and let stand for 2 minutes. Garnish with cracked pepper and harissa, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
15g Fat
10g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 egg & 1/2 cup vegetables
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Vitamin A 7220IU 144%
Vitamin C 44mg 49%
Folate 182mcg 45%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 5mg 26%
Magnesium 80mg 19%
Potassium 718mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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