Sunday, February 3, 2019

Black Bean, Avocado and Egg Breakfast

I like to make something different for breakfast as often as I can. This combination evolved over time. It is one of the endless combinations I make with beans of some kind, vegetables, eggs and greens. My family loves vegetables and enjoys dishes that showcase them.You can mix in zucchini, broccoli or green bell peppers. You can use any green leafy vegetable as the base and you can skip the egg altogether. You could make guacamole instead of sliced avocado or make a simple salsa to flavor the beans. You could use any kind of cheese but I usually stick to feta or skip the cheese.

This breakfast takes you through the morning until lunch. It is one of my favorites for the weekend. But if you chop all the vegetables over the weekend, you can easily make it on busy weekday mornings too.

You will need (for 3 servings)
1 can black beans
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped onion (optional, I use it sometimes)
1 cup spinach, kale or arugula, chopped
1-3 eggs (one per serving, my daughter skipped the eggs)
1 avocado, remove seed, skin and slice
3 tbsp. feta cheese
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp lime juice

Rinse and drain the black beans, keep aside. Heat the oil in a small pan for the eggs. Heat a 1/8th cup water in a second pan. Simultaneously cook the veggies and the egg.

Pan 1: Eggs - crack the eggs in the pan with the oil. Sprinkle salt to taste and let them cook. Flip over if you like them done on both sides. Turn off heat.

Pan 2: Add the veggies and let them cook until soft but not mushy. Add the beans, salt and pepper. Add the lime juice and turn off heat.

To assemble: Place a bed of greens on the plate. Spread the black bean mixture over the top. Place the egg over it and sprinkle the feta cheese. Place the sliced avocado to one side.



This is my entry for week one, day one of BM #97 for the theme Gluten free, Vegan or Paleo. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#97


  1. Such a hearty meal you got there Varada, very filling and wholesome!

  2. That is my kind of a dish Varada. I could eat this every day - healthy and delicious.

  3. A healthy and a perfect breakfast to start your day with.

  4. Wow ! That sure is s healthy breakfast ! I can never eat a wholesome breakfast like this , though should give it a try - you have given some great substitutes.

  5. Wow! that is a delicious platter. I would also forego the eggs and onion :).

  6. I am so bad at making breakfast for myself and that looks so delicious. It has everything we need for a healthy start in the morning.

  7. This is one hearty and wholesome meal option not only for breakfast but also any time meal. Healthy nutritious and delicious!!

  8. That is a wholesome meal with all healthy ingredients thrown in.


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