If you know me, you know I L-O-V-E brunch! Like a lot! I have got brunch guide and brunch recipes to celebrate this part of the day! And to add to this collection I had to include a bowl! This combination of fluffy quinoa, yammy eggs and that delicious creamy tahini sauce is absolutely amazing!!!
Whoever says breakfast is not the best meal of the day must be from another planet. It truly is the best! It is the thing you start your day with, the first thing you put into your body. It sets the tone for the day and it is soso delicious!
What is special about this dish?
A bowl for breakfast. With greens and quinoa? I do not think that this is the average breakfast. It is a combination of 2 amazing things: breakfast + bowls. So it can only be good! So I think this whole dish is special. But also the Tahini Sauce is kind of pretty amazing!
How to make it:
It actually is not very hard to be honest! Cooking quinoa is not difficult at all! It is like cooking rice actually. So taking 1 prt quinoa, 2 parts water and some salt, bringing it to a boil, reducing it to a simmer and letting it simmer until soft and the water is soaked up! Preparing the veggies is not complicated either. I prefer to sauté the chili garlic greens and baking tomatoes and mushrooms because The greens shrink down and soften best when made in a pan and the tomatoes get most flavor when prepared in the oven. For the sauce we only need to blend up all of the ingredients and that’s it!
I know that most people will be afraid of poaching eggs. And yes, it is a little tricky at first, but it won’t take long and you know how to do it! To start, bring a large but rather flat pot with water to a boil. Once it started boiling, turn down the heat so it only simmers slightly. Then we add a generous splash of vinegar to the water. Crack each egg into a small bowl, but be careful so the yolk does not break apart. Once the water simmers, we take a wooden spoon and create a swirl in the water. It will keep that swirl for a while itself (without having to do it with the wooden spoon anymore) and that is when we gently and carefully slide the egg in. Then we let it sit for a bit before repeating it with the next one! I know that this may sound a little overwhelming at first but when following it step by step it will work out!
Is this healthy?
It is not only yummy but it is healthy too! Quinoa is super nutritious and high in protein and carbs! The eggs also contain lots of protein. The veggies help you to get your vitamins in and the green Tahini sauce adds some unsaturated fats and more vitamins to keep you full! It is a very balanced meal all in all and super delicious!
I really like to have this as a weekend brunch, a meal prep breakfast or even lunch! You can truly have this at any time of the day and you will enjoy it! The flavors work in such great harmony together and it all just is an explosion of flavors in your mouth!
I hope that you will enjoy this and that this will be a fun twist to your regular breakfast game!
Quinoa Breakfast Bowls with Herbed Tahini and Perfect Poached Egg
Delicious. Easy. Healthy. And so so good. Perfect for brunch, breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything inbetween.
What you will need
- 150 g Quinoa
- 4 eggs
- 4 handful spinach (you can also use something like kale for example)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 chili
- 100 g cherry tomatoes
- 100 g mushrooms
- 2 tsp honey
For the green Tahini Sauce
- 2 tbsp Tahini
- 2 tbsp plant based yoghurt
- 1 tbsp chopped Parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped basil
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 tsp chopped mint
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Add the tomatoes and halfed mushrooms to a baking tray. drizzle with the honey, some olive oil and sea salt. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
In the meantime add the quinoa to a pot along with 300ml water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the liquid is soaked up and the quinoa is fluffy.
In a pan heat up the olive oil. finely slice the garlic clove. Cut the chili in half and remove the seeds. Slice the rest into thin slices too. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and chili and fry for 1 minute. Add the greens (that have been chopped into bite sized pieces before) and let cook on medium high heat for 5-8 minutes.
For the poached egg bring a large, flat pot with water to a boil then reduce the heat so a slight simmers. Add a generous splash of vinegar. Crack each egg into a small bowl, but be careful not to break the yolk. Take a wooden spoon and create a swirl in the water and carefully slide the egg in. Then we let it sit for a bit before repeating it with the next one! Let each one in the water for about 3-4 minutes, then take out and let the excess water drip off on some kitchen paper.
Blend all the ingredients for the Tahini sauce in a blender.
To assemble the bowls add the quinoa, greens and veggies to each one. Top with the eggs and finish off with the green sauce. Enjoy!
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière