I have a breakfast recipe for you today that will make your taste buds do a dance.
Normally when we think of oatmeal, we think of something sweet. But I’ve got a new savory (not sweet!) oatmeal recipe that’s packed with umami flavors.
Which also makes it a great choice for an easy dinner!
Once you master the recipe, feel free to mix up the ingredients – try different veggies, add a splash of tamari sauce or nutritional yeast in place of the cheese, and/or to go plant-based, just eliminate the egg and add more avocado. Yum!
If you have an active morning ahead of you, this recipe will keep you feeling full for hours.
Delicious Mediterranean Oatmeal Bowl
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup rolled oats
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
- 1 tsp olive oil, divided
- ½ cup (or a handful) of grape tomatoes, halved
- Handful or two of baby spinach leaves
- ¼ avocado, cut into chunks
- 1-2 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds (optional)
- 1 large egg
Bring water to boil over medium-high heat. Add oatmeal, reduce the heat a little and let it cook for about 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Turn off the heat and place the cooked oats into a serving bowl. Stir in cheese and add a pinch each of salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan with ½ tsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the grape tomatoes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until they start to soften. Stir in the spinach and cook another couple of minutes, until wilted.
Spoon the tomato-spinach mixture over the oats. Top with avocado chunks and optional pumpkin seeds.
Add the remaining 1/2 tsp of oil to the skillet and fry the egg. Cook until the whites are no longer translucent. Remove from the skillet and place on top of the oatmeal-veggie mixture. Enjoy!
Need some more new and delicious ideas for breakfast? I thought you might!
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