Fried Egg on Toast with Herb Oil

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

I’m not one to really believe in fate or higher powers or things happening for a reason. I’m too logical for that. But I do believe that eventually, when we try hard enough, things work out in the end.

These past several months of job hunting have been stressful to say the least. I interviewed for a job I really wanted way back in the early fall and disappointingly didn’t get it. Following that, the job market slowed wayyyy down and I couldn’t find any jobs to apply to for a few months. After Christmas I thought I found one, but it turned out to not be a good fit for me.  So I was feeling pretty discouraged by this point.

But then I found out I got to the preliminary stage of the interview process for my dream job. And then I got a phone interview. And then I got an in-person interview. And now? You are looking at (okay, not literally since you’re reading this from potentially halfway across the world) the newest dietitian at an awesome Canadian grocery chain!!!

It is absolutely perfect for me. As a grocery store dietitian, I will be doing what I do best: talking about and working around food! I am seriously over the moon. And the other bonus is that the job is near Waterloo, which is where JZ lives, so I’ll be moving there within the next month.

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Ugh, moving. Possibly one of my least favourite things ever. So tedious, so time consuming, and so overwhelming! So you’ll have to excuse me if I’m a bit scatterbrained over these next few weeks and miss a few posts. I probably won’t have much time for producing blog content, let alone feeding myself. Which is why I’ll probably be relying on easy meals like this fried egg on toast.

I almost feel silly for posting this because it is so ridiculously simple, but it’s delicious so why not share the love? The key is using fresh bakery bread – the seedier the better! I made a parsley oil the first time I made this recipe, but for later versions I used basil oil and even pesto, both of which are fabulous as well. Either way, this would make a great Sunday brunch alongside homemade breakfast potatoes and fruit salad. Or you know, a simple lunch shoved into your face in between packing up your life in cardboard boxes. Ugh.

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Fried Egg on Toast with Herb Oil
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!
Yield: 2 servings
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 thick slices of your favourite bakery bread
  • 2 crispy fried eggs
  • 1 cup arugula
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Combine the oil and herbs in a food processor and blend until the herbs are finely chopped. Pour into a small dish and set aside.
  2. Toast your slices of bread and top each slice with arugula, a fried egg, feta cheese, the herb oil, and salt and pepper.
If desired, replace herb oil with pesto.

Crispy fried egg on toast with arugula, feta cheese, and a drizzle of herb oil. A healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Does anyone have any moving tips for me?


Filed under recipe

32 Responses to Fried Egg on Toast with Herb Oil

  1. Ah congrats Chelsea!! So so pleased for you- this role seems like the perfect fit for you and I can’t wait to hear about it more!! Check out Laura ( blog- she just put up a post on some great moving day tips!

  2. Once again, so freakin’ happy for you! We will celebrate when I’m in Ontario in just over a month ;-)

    As for moving – I’m about to go on move number 3 since August, so I feel your pain!

  3. congratulations!!!! moving is a pain but i suggest you take one day at a time and start packing/sorting/donating things that you will not use. it will save you so much time and work…also i suggest making big pot of soup, bread, and easy snacks to help you through it.

    • Chelsea

      Thanks Dixya! And thanks for your tips. I took your advice and just froze a couple portions of homemade soup so that I have some fast meals for right before/after the move. :)

  4. Your photos keep getting better and better! I am honestly so impressed. I’ve never seen a prettier egg, haha! Don’t you love the fried eggs with oil? SO GOOD! And huge congrats with the new job. You will rock it!

  5. Omg lady!! CONGRATULATIONS! And yes that totally deserves all caps. I’m super happy for you :D And I totally agree with the whole moving process, but it’ll be more than worth it in the end. Can’t wait to hear more about this new chapter :)

  6. i LOVE fried eggs with toast (and coconut butter and nutritional yeast!) congrats on your new job – you’re awesome, so i’m not surprised! :) :)

  7. I love that you made your own herb oil! What a great idea! I’ll have to give that a try. Plus, you can never ever go wrong with anything that combines eggs and toast. Pinning for later :)

  8. Ah!!! So freakin’ excited for you Chelsea!! That job sounds like the perfect fit for you! AND it’s in Waterloo which is awesome too!! I can’t wait to hear more about what you’ll be doing! Good luck with the move. It’s also a feared pastime of mine. Make sure you pre-make lots of snacks so that you don’t get hangry!! (I speak from experience! lol)

    • Chelsea

      Thanks Trace!! Good call on the snacks – I’ll have to make a batch of Oh She Glows banana bread muffin tops (still SO obsessed with them)!

  9. Congrats!! That’s sooo exciting!! You go girl… dreams do come true, just keep on pushing :) This post totally gave me the strength I needed to push me through these next few months. And this toast?! I could eat this for breakfast lunch and dinner. Yum!

  10. Awy yay!!! Congratulations Chelsea! I’m so happy for you and excited to follow along with your new journey. I think this toast is a great way to celebrate too. The pictures are gorgeous and completely drool worthy! :)

  11. :) You are amazing my friend.

    This recipe puts certain other ones to shame! ;)

  12. This is awesome news, and I am so happy for you. Dream job and moving in with the man. Fantastic news! While hauling all your worldly goods to a new location can be somewhat of a pain, the reward is so worth it. Plus, you get to eat these beautiful egg sandwiches. Of course, delicious and seedy bread would be the key. :)


    • Chelsea

      Thanks so much Meg – it’s kind of crazy that everything I’ve been wanting for the past few months is finally happening!

      Seedy bakery bread is the key to LIFE. Seriously. First thing I’m doing when I get to my new city is hunting down a good bakery haha.

  13. Ayngelina

    This looks gorgeous. I’m a fan of egg on everything!

  14. Yay for jobs that inspire passion!! Congrats lady :)

    The only advice I can give is get rid of anything you really don’t need prior to the move. Look at it as a way to start fresh!

    • Chelsea

      Thanks Gabby! :)

      That’s a good idea. I’m going to plan some time in these next two weeks to do some purging. I’m pretty sure I still have Shape magazines from 2009 in my closet haha.

  15. A. CHELSEA! That’s great news!!! I’m so excited for you. Congrats lady. I know the job market is AWFUL right now so I’m so happy you found something that’s going to be such an amazing fit for you. Way to go!

    B. Don’t feel weird about posting simple “recipes”. I did it with avocado toasts a couple weeks back and ya know what? It’s one of my favourite posts. I think sometimes we get so busy trying to create these incredible dishes that we forget about the beauty – and deliciousness – of the simpele things. Like fried eggs on toast. Perfection.

    C. I’m going to go pour a g & t to celebrate your new job. And breakfast.

    • Chelsea

      Thanks Kristy!! Yeah I was ready to take ANY dietitian job after being unemployed for so many months. But I’m really glad I happened to find one that I will love so much!

      Avocado toast is amaaaaaazing and totally worthy of its own post. I think a lot of readers probably prefer simple recipes they can actually make anyways compared to complicated ones with like a hundred steps.

      Ugh, G&T… I can’t drink the G. But I’ll cheers you with wine!

  16. Eggs + ANYTHING = AMAZINGGGGG!!! It’s all about that runny yolk!

  17. Pingback: Asparagus and Cremini Buckwheat Lentil Salad - Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen

Leave a Reply