This Avocado Breakfast Burrito Bowl is a delicious and nourishing way to start your day. Try this easy recipe for a fun twist on the classic breakfast burrito.
My family is happy to eat breakfast any time of day. It’s definitely our favorite meal, and we like to slow down and spend a little extra time on the weekends enjoying breakfast together. Pancakes and waffles are fun treats, but I personally prefer a savory meal for breakfast.
This avocado breakfast burrito bowl is such a delicious combination of flavors. Seasoned beans and scrambled eggs are the classic base for a breakfast burrito, and fresh avocados along with a creamy avocado dressing take this meal to the next level. The combination of flavors and textures makes this such a satisfying dish.
February is American Heart Month, and I’m excited to team up with the Hass Avocado Board and the American Heart Association to help spread the word about one of my favorite foods. These two organizations have teamed up to encourage Americans to get their daily quota of fruits and vegetables. Produce can be a powerful weapon against cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Avocados, which are a fruit, although most people think of them as a vegetable, contain less than one gram of sugar per 1-ounce, the least amount of sugar per serving of any other fresh fruit. Fresh avocados are heart-healthy. They provide naturally good fats, are low in saturated fat, and are cholesterol- and sodium-free. With over 600,000 Americans dying from heart disease each year, this little fruit is a great resource for a healthy diet.
Take Avocado to Heart Contest
During the month of February, the Hass Avocado Board and the American Heart Association are hosting a recipe contest called “Take Avocado to Heart.” From February 9 to 27, 2017, people are invited to submit recipes in the categories of appetizer, entree, and dessert. The contest hashtag is #addavocado, and recipe entries must adhere to the American Heart Association nutrition criteria. The grand prize is $1000, with second and third place winners receiving $500 and $250. Good luck, and let me know if you enter the contest! I’m always looking for new avocado recipes.
Avocado Breakfast Burrito Bowl
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 cup red pepper chopped
- 15 oz can low sodium pinto beans
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 2 fresh Hass avocados* halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp chopped shallot
- 1/4 cup low sodium salsa verde
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- Cilantro for garnish
Heat 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and sauté until soft. Then add the red pepper and continue to cook over medium low heat until softened.
Add the pinto beans, chili powder, and cumin to the skillet. Cook briefly to warm the beans, then cover the skillet and turn off the burner.
Chop the tomatoes and 1 1/2 avocados into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
To make the avocado crema, combine the remaining 1/2 avocado along with the almond milk, shallot, and salsa verde in a blender. Process to combine well.
In a small bowl, scramble together the eggs and egg whites. In a clean skillet, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and cook eggs over medium low heat to make scrambled eggs.
Divide the bean mixture among four bowls. Top with the cherry tomatoes, avocado pieces, and scrambled egg. Drizzle each plate with the avocado crema.
Serving Suggestion: Garnish with cilantro.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 360; Total Fat 20 g (Sat 3.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 3 g, Mono 14 g); Cholesterol 90 mg; Sodium 340 mg; Potassium 1060 mg; Total Carbohydrate 32 g; Dietary Fiber 14 g; Sugars 6 g; Protein 13 g; Vitamin A 1870 IU; Vitamin C 60 mg; Calcium 160 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 34 IU; Folate 140 mcg.
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 40%; Vitamin C 100%; Calcium 6%; Iron 15%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
*Note: Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.
Avocado Breakfast Burrito Bowl Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $7.94 to make, or $1.99 per serving. Try this delicious avocado breakfast burrito bowl for a fun, healthy meal any time of day.