Thursday, August 6, 2015

Recipe Creation: Cherry Tomato + Avocado Quinoa + Fried Egg

I often struggle to get a nice dinner on the table when I am just cooking for myself. Now that I have a little one crawling around, I usually alternate between throwing avocado or almond butter on toast and calling it a day.  However, this dish is just as perfect for one as it would be for many and it only takes minutes to prepare.  Just adjust the quantities based on how many mouths you are feeding.  I make the quinoa in advance and then throw in whatever I happen to be in the mood for.  Tonight I had fresh cherry tomatoes and avocado on hand so I sliced them up and threw on a handful of thyme along with the sautéed onions. Depending on your mood and appetite, you can top it all with a fried egg and crumbled goat cheese.   Enjoy!

Serves 1 (or many more)


  • 3/4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil
  • sea salt


-Heat olive oil in a medium sized skillet and add the onions.
-Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and barely brown (about 15 minutes).
-Then add the cooked quinoa, tomatoes and thyme to the pan.
-Add a splash of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and stir.
-Remove from heat once the quinoa is warm and transfer to a plate.
-Add a splash more olive oil and fry an egg.
-Top the quinoa with a fried egg and some crumbled goat cheese. 

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