Meal-sized salad uses poached eggs

The beauty of poached eggs is their versatility. Depending on what you pair them with, they can be breakfast, lunch or even dinner.

For this quick and easy weekday meal, I serve them with a bed of arugula, a scoop of ricotta cheese — one of the most overlooked cheeses in the dairy case (it’s good for more than just lasagna and stuffed shells!) — and a bit of buttered multigrain toast. It’s simple, it’s filling and it could be breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Want it to be a bit more robust? Just about any cooked and cooled vegetable could be added to the arugula. Leftover roasted winter vegetables, such as butternut squash or carrots, would be great.

POACHED EGGS OVER RICOTTA

Start to finish: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

4 cups arugula

2 cups ricotta cheese

Zest of 1 lemon

Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon white or cider vinegar

4 large eggs

Truffle oil

Minced fresh chives

4 thick slices multigrain bread, toasted and buttered

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