YIELD: Makes 4 servings
For Pickled Vegetables:
2 cups – white balsamic vinegar
4 tsp. – kosher salt
1/4 cup – honey
1/2 cup – carrot, julienned
1/2 cup – radishes, thinly sliced
4 – green onions, slivered
3 T – olive oil, divided
1 large or 2 small – zucchini, cut into 1/4″ slices
1/2 – sweet onion, diced
1/2 – red pepper, diced
2 cloves – garlic, minced
2 cans – diced tomatoes
3 T – tomato paste
2 T – honey
2 T – red wine vinegar
2 T – capers, rinsed
1 tsp. – fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp. – fresh oregano, chopped
1/4 tsp. – crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. – sea salt (may not need)
4 – eggs
1/2 cup – feta, crumbled
1/4 cup – kalamata olive, chopped
4 – pitas, for serving
Combine the white balsamic vinegar, salt and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, let it cool for 5 minutes and add the carrot, radish and green onion. Transfer the mixture to a storage container, cover and refrigerate.
Heat 2 T olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high, add the zucchini slices and sauté’ 2-3 minutes each side, remove to a plate.
Add another T of olive oil to the skillet, add the onion and diced red pepper, sauté’ 8-10 minutes until onions become translucent. Next, add the garlic and sauté’ another 2 minutes, add the tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, red wine vinegar, capers, herbs, and crushed red pepper, lower the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Add a little bit of water if sauce becomes too thick, the sauce needs to be a little bit loose to cook the eggs. Fold in the zucchini disks.
Turn the heat up a bit so that the sauce bubbles. With the back of a spoon, create 4 indentions in the sauce and gently break the eggs into them, cover and simmer for about 6-8 minutes until whites are set and yolk is still runny or to your preference.
Toast the pitas and cut each into 4 wedges.
Gently scoop out one egg along with the sauce onto 4 plates, sprinkle with the crumbled feta and chopped Kalamata olive and, serve along with the pita and pickled vegetables.
You can purchase kalamata olives already pitted and feta already crumbled for a shortcut.