Savory Spinach & Goat Cheese Oatmeal


  • 3 large sun-dried tomato halves, not oil-packed, finely chopped (do not rehydrate)
  • 1 scallion, green and white parts, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned whole grain rolled oats
  • 3 cups packed fresh baby spinach (3 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest + additional for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled soft goat cheese*

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Bring 1 1/4 cups water, the sun-dried tomatoes, scallion, and pepper to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the oats until fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach until fully wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the lemon zest and salt to taste.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, sprinkle with the goat cheese, garnish with additional lemon zest, and serve. Enjoy alongside a cup of green tea and, if you wish, a serving of fresh seasonal fruit.

*You can skip the goat cheese if you prefer to go vegan. The oatmeal will stay tasty minus 20 fewer calories.

Source: Jackie Newgent

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