Caprese Eggs Benedict

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Caprese is a traditional Italian layered salad with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil and salt and pepper.  There is something about a few simple ingredients, that taste the best.

Here are some of those same salad ingredients, but layered together to make this tasty Eggs Benedict. Topped with a simple (and low fat) homemade Pesto Hollandaise, this will be a sure-fire hit at your next brunch.

CapreseEggsBenny1

Caprese Eggs Benedict
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Serves: 2
Caprese is a traditional Italian layered salad with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil and salt and pepper. Here those same ingredients are blended together to create a new spin on eggs benny.
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 GF English muffins, split and toasted
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella, optional
  • Pesto Hollandaise
  • Fresh basil leaves, garnish
Instructions
  1. Poach eggs in boiling water, or cook in microwave until desired doneness.
  2. To assemble, place 2 muffin halves (cut side up) on each plate. Top with mozzarella slice, poached egg, a tomato slice and the hollandaise sauce.
Notes
If making a lot of poached eggs, try using a greased muffin tin to cook the eggs in (add 1 Tbsp of water to each well). Bake at 350°F for 20-35 minutes.

 

 

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