Crostini with Spinach, Poached Egg, and Creamy Mustard Sauce

Photo: Con Poulos
Low heat is the key to perfect poaching and silken eggs in this one-dish meal of Crostini with Spinach, Poached Egg, and Creamy Mustard Sauce.


Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 slice bread, 1 egg, 1/2 cup spinach, 1 tbsp sauce)

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 215
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 191 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Calcium 104 mg


1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons water
4 (1/2-inch thick) slices crusty whole-grain bread, toasted (1.5 oz per slice)
2 cups baby spinach
1 teaspoon white vinegar
4 large eggs


1. Stir together sour cream and next 5 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl with water. Place 1 slice toast on each of 4 serving plates and top each with spinach.

2. In a large saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer; add vinegar. Working one at a time, crack eggs into a cup and gently slip into water. Simmer 2-3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, place a poached egg on top of spinach. Spoon about 1 TBSP sauce over each crostino before serving.

Caroline Wright,


May 2012
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