Skinny Matzo Brei With Fresh Spinach Garlic and Onions


Recipe: Skinny Matzo Brei With Fresh Spinach, Garlic and Onions


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups onions (about 1 large), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 10 ounces of fresh spinach or 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 3 wholes wheat matzos
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3 large eggs, we like Eggland’s Best eggs
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat spread such as Smart Balance Light or Benecol Light
  • 2/3 cup fat free feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. On a microwave safe plate, cook the onions in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-heat until hot. Add onions and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in spinach and continue cooking for about 1-2 minutes until spinach is soft. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate and set aside. Set aside the pan for a moment.
  3. In the meantime, break up the matzos slightly and soak in a bowl of cold water for about 1-2 minutes until soft but don’t let them get too soggy! Drain the matzos and squeeze out the water. Combine the matzo in a bowl with eggs and egg whites.
  4. In the same pan, melt the Smart Balance over medium-high heat. Add the matzo/egg mixture, cooked onions and spinach and scramble, stirring constantly until eggs are cooked.
  5. Divide among 4 plates. Sprinkle each plate with feta cheese and serve immediately. Let everyone season their own with salt and pepper to taste.

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