Garlicky Goat Cheese Toast with Arugula | Naturally Ella

Garlicky Goat Cheese Toast with Arugula

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


A quick breakfast using soft goat cheese as a base for toast and topped with lemony-arugula and an egg. Ready in about 15 minutes.



  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 ounce soft goat cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided (see note)
  • 1/3 cup arugula (see note)
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 slice toasted bread
  • 1 poached or fried egg
  • Crushed red pepper, optional


  • Heat a small skillet over low heat. Add the olive oil, followed by the minced garlic, Fry until golden and fragrant; about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with the goat cheese and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Mash/stir the garlic into the goat cheese.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining salt with the arugula and enough lemon juice to coat the arugula. Toss until combined.
  • Assemble the toast. Spread the goat cheese then layer on the arugula and poached/fried egg. Top with crushed red pepper or black pepper if desired.


  • Tips + Tricks: Whenever I’m at the market, I like to taste the arugula. Different varieties have more of a bite to them. For this I used a more mild arugula but it would work really well with the peppery varieties.
    • If you are sensitive to salt, start with less and add more as desired.
  • Have leftover ingredients? Find more recipe inspiration: Eggs, Garlic, Arugula


  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 761
  • Fat: 13.9
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5
  • Carbohydrates: 15.7
  • Fiber: 1.3
  • Protein: 11.1
  • Cholesterol: 154