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Quinoa Bowls with Avocado and Egg

This quick, satisfying breakfast is loaded with anti-inflammatory foods:
extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, tomatoes, quinoa, and omega-3 eggs.

 We call for cooked quinoa here—a perfect use for leftovers.


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup hot cooked tricolor quinoa
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup canned unsalted black beans, rinsed, drained, and warmed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 large omega-3 eggs
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, vinegar, and dash of salt.

Step 2

Combine quinoa, tomatoes, beans, cilantro, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; toss gently to combine. Divide mixture evenly between 2 bowls.

Step 3

Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil; swirl to coat. Crack eggs, 1 at a time, into the pan. Cover; cook until whites are set and the yolk is still runny 2 to 3 minutes. Drizzle dressing evenly over quinoa mixture; top with eggs and avocado. Sprinkle with the remaining dash of salt. Garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.

Active Time-15 Mins               Total Time-15 Mins
Yield Serves 2 (serving size: about 2/3 cup quinoa mixture, 1 egg, and 1/4 avocado)

By Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD  for CookingLight