Recipe: egg, courgetti and tomato breakfast salad

Salad for breakfast? Are you serious? Yes I am, and you will love this egg, courgetti and tomato breakfast salad as much as I do once you give it a go!

breakfast salad

I can sometimes get into a bit of a rut with my breakfast; sticking to something for days, weeks, months on end once I find something which I not only like but keeps me full and satisfied! But, when recording full days of eating for my Youtube channel I sometimes need to try and come up with different recipe ideas to share rather than just repeating the same thing over and over!

Recently I had been loving my veggie stuffed egg white calzone, but this morning I decided it was time to come up with something different! I was inspired by all the different things which Clean Eating Alice has been making for breakfast recently. So, I thought I would come up with something new, a breakfast salad!

I don’t own a vegetable spiraliser, and if I don’t buy it ready made I just use a speed peeler to cut a courgette into strands and make courgetti…not quite as aesthetic but still does the job!

breakfast salad

This bowl is full of flavour, from the pesto, sun dried tomato and feta. You could add some chorizo or lean bacon to the mix, which would both go really well in my opinion but unfortunately I didn’t have either in the fridge! The chilli flakes on top add a nice heat to the dish as well. You could poach your egg…however I apparently cannot at 29 years old, but frying and flipping I am okay with!

Recipe

Ingredients:
200g Courgetti
80g Mixed Salad Leaves
20g Feta
10g Sundried Tomatos
50g Plum Tomatos – chopped
10g Reduced Fat Pesto
1 egg
S&P
Chilli Flakes
Non stick cooking spray

breakfast salad

Method:
Put the chopped tomatoes under a grill with some S&P for about 10 minutes – checking that they don’t burn, but just long enough to soften them.

If the sundried tomatos need rehydrating then put them in some boiling water to soak.

Put the courgetti in a pan with the pesto, and stir until almost cooked, sometimes you may need to add a dash of boiling water to stop it from drying out.

Fry or poach your egg.

In a bowl, add your salad, then the courgetti mixture and roasted tomatoes. Then top with sundried tomatoes and the egg. Sprinkle with the feta and some chilli flakes and you are good to go!

breakfast salad

This breakfast salad is absolutely delicious, try something different for breakfast this week. Push the boundaries of what is considered the ‘norm.’ Surely this looks better than white toast and butter?!

Love Abi xxxx

breakfast salad

P.s. if you love the idea of this for breakfast you will love my Brussel sprout and chickpea brunch bowl as well!