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What’s Cooking? Quinoa, bacon and egg breakfast bowl

In the long lazy days of summer, it’s easy to get caught up in eating salad. I love a good salad, especially a “loaded one” – I love the types you get here in France with lettuce leaves, tomatoes, vegetables, potatoes, cheese and some kind of meat – they are indeed, a meal in a bowl!  I love to incorporate grains into salads too, and right now an on a bit of a quinoa kick!

For this month’s Kraft Canada #whatscooking assignment, I had totally planned on making a version of this Greek quinoa salad but when I went to the fridge to start brainstorming this, it was slightly too early for lunch and I hadn’t really eaten breakfast (contrary to what you might believe, I don’t have a pain au chocolat every morning for breakfast here in France!). Looking at the ingredients in my fridge (pretty standard for my French fridge – tomatoes, feta, eggs, “lardons” (aka best bacon for salads ever), spring onions, arugula), I suddenly had the idea of not a quinoa salad but a quinoa breakfast bowl.

Quinoa with bacon feta and tomatoes on eatlivetravelwrite.comI was originally thinking to just make this with the tomatoes, bacon, feta and green onions but I’ve been on a bit of an egg kick  lately and there’s not much a soft boiled egg doesn’t pair with…

Quinoa, bacon and egg breakfast bowl
 
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Bowl full of goodness for breakfast - bacon, eggs and quinoa!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 6 rashers bacon bacon, diced or cut into "matchsticks" ('lardons' in French)
  • 2 small-medium tomatoes, diced
  • 4 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1½ cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup Kraft Shredded Feta
  • 2 soft boiled eggs (bring a pot of water to a boil, place the eggs in the boiling water then boil for 6 minutes. Remove from hot water and run under cold water immediately. Set aside in a bowl of cold water until you are ready to use. Simply peel the eggs and serve)
Instructions
  1. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until as crispy as desired.
  2. Turn off the heat, add the tomatoes, green onions and quinoa to the skillet and stir to combine well.
  3. Add the feta and serve in bowls.
  4. Top with the soft-boiled egg.

 
Quinoa breakfast bowl with bacon and egg on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Kraft What's Cooking contributorVerdict? This was a great breakfast – something a little different from a regular bacon and egg plate but still with the familiar flavours many of us love at breakfast. It’s filling too – will keep you going for the morning without weighing you down. I’m a convert :)

Disclosure: As a Kraft Canada #whatscooking contributor, I receive compensation for writing these posts, however, all opinions are 100% my own.

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4 Responses to What’s Cooking? Quinoa, bacon and egg breakfast bowl

  1. Jill@MadAboutMacarons July 24, 2014 at 07:04 #

    What a super idea for breakfast! Now that does make a change. Had guests last night and made a tagine but realised last minute I’d run out of couscous (I need a holiday!) – and grabbed some quinoa. It was really good. Must use it more often. You’re converting me for breakfast, for sure, Mardi!

  2. Angel Reyes July 24, 2014 at 14:08 #

    I’ve never had quinoa for lunch. I’m intrigued…

  3. Angel Reyes July 24, 2014 at 14:09 #

    I meant breakfast, lol

  4. Geoff July 24, 2014 at 18:57 #

    It looks good, Mardi.
    The most difficult aspect of this dish is the pronunciation of quinoa…

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