Avocado Breakfast Bowl With Red Quinoa

Red quinoa comes from the flowering plant Chenopodium quinoa, which is native to South America. Red quinoa is rich in protein, fiber, and many important vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s higher in antioxidants than other varieties of quinoa, and is naturally gluten-free.  When cooked, it fluffs up and has a chewy texture.

 

 

Today’s recipe is  a combination of tasty yet healthy ingredients for a great way to start the day.  The most time is cooking the quinoa.  I suggest you put it on in a rice cooker and go get dressed.  It’s a good way to change up the carbs in your breakfast while still having a pleasing taste and texture.  I used red quinoa but regular quinoa could also be used.

 

 

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Choose the type of egg you like and top off your red quinoa with sliced avocado and feta cheese. Yum!   I like a sunnyside up fried egg,  but a soft-boiled egg or hard-boiled egg would also work. Slice the hard-boiled egg and then layer it on bowl. An interesting variation is eating it all on a layer of lettuce or baby spinach.  I’ve even added chopped tomatoes one morning.

 

 

 

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Avocado Breakfast Bowl With Red Quinoa

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup red quinoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 tbsp crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  • Place water and quinoa in rice cooker
  • Cook for about 15 minutes until tender
  • Heat oil in pan over medium heat
  • Cook eggs as desired
  • Place quinoa in bowl
  • Add cooked egg
  • Top with avocado and feta
  • Season with salt and pepper

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

21 thoughts to “Avocado Breakfast Bowl With Red Quinoa”

  1. I love a reason to use feta cheese and haven’t tried putting an egg on top of anything ye,t but have been looking for a recipe to do that. I think avocado is one of those healthy fats like salmon? This looks like a wonderful spring/summer dish, thank you and thank you for stopping by to visit. I don’t think I’ve seen red quinoa, but have regular quinoa waiting to be used in the cupboard. I’m not sure I could justify using a rice cooke,r but then again I find myself making so much unhealthy comfort food to get my 95-year-old mother to eat. If only I had the energy to cook for her and myself.

    1. I find a rice cooker to be a time saver but feel free to follow directions on your package of quinoa to make yours. Yes avocado has great kind of fat that good for you. Feel free to adjust to meet your taste. Good luck with your mom – I admire your strength.

  2. I love quinoa! It’s so filling and so good for you. Your Avocado Breakfast Bowl looks so delicious, Carol! Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Community. Take care and have a lovely week!

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