1/16/11

Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos - A Fresh and Easy Weekend Breakfast

Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

This is one of the things I love to make for breakfast on the weekends - in fact I just got through devouring this taco in the photo a few minutes ago :-)

It's easy and versatile - just use whatever fresh veggies and herbs you have on hand, or whatever your favorites are. This morning I had tomatillos on hand, so I diced and threw some in...Um, hello! Why haven't I done this before??

In case you're wondering what a tomatillo looks like:

Tomatillos
You just peel back and remove the outer paper-thin husk and then rinse the tomatillo, as they are a little sticky. The tomatillo resembles a small green tomato and tastes very citrusy. You may eat them raw, cooked, roasted - any way you like.

You know that green salsa, or salsa verde, you get at Mexican-food restaurants? It's made from tomatillos. I like to make Roasted Tomatillo Salsa {click for recipe} as well... but I digress...

Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

Serves 2

Sauteed Veggies: (this is how I made them today but put whatever you like in yours)
1 Tablespoon butter
1 small Yukon Gold potato, diced small
1 tomatillo, diced small
1/2 jalapeno, diced small
1/8 organic yellow bell pepper, diced small
salt to taste
fresh cracked pepper to taste

Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon butter
4 all-natural organic eggs from free-roaming hens
dash of cream (optional)
2 organic whole-wheat tortillas
grated cheddar cheese
grated Monterrey Jack cheese
Salt to taste
fresh cracked pepper to taste
fresh organic cilantro to garnish
fresh thinly sliced jalapeno to garnish

Sauteing the Veggies:
Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Then add the diced potatoes and allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Next add the rest of the veggies and saute until they are tender. Since everything is diced small this should go quickly. Remove from pan and set aside.

Scrambling Eggs:
Using the same skillet but over low heat, melt the butter. Meanwhile beat the eggs and cream then pour into the skillet. Stir occasionally until cooked but moist and soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. While the eggs are cooking, heat up your tortillas. I like to gently toast them in a pan or on the actual burner, just be careful not to burn yourself when flipping.

Assembling the Tacos:
Place one tortilla in the middle of a plate and top with a small bit of the cheeses. Then put half the scrambled eggs on top. Next put half the veggie mixture on top. Lastly sprinkle with a little more cheese and garnish with cilantro and jalapeno. Repeat with other taco. Fold and eat. The tacos will be overflowing, so grab a fork to gather every last bit!

Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos


25 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful, healthy and flavorful breakfast taco. Awesome.

    Velva

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  2. Great breakfast! That'll keep you going for the day.
    Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  3. Ooh, I have some tomatillos left over from my salsa-making last weekend. This sounds like an awesome way to use them. Thanks for the idea!

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  4. Your tacos are like a pumped up Denver omelet in a tortilla. Love it!

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  5. I love breakfast tacos - they are quick, easy and they help get rid of lingering veggies you may have in the deep dark crevasses of your crisper drawer! Great post.

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  6. I LOVE to make breakfast on the weekends too...and it's good to have some meatless options like this for the recipe file! I love tomatillo's...the tang is unlike any other ingredient!

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  7. I was stumped for an easy-after-church meal. I'm making this right now.....Right now! Thanks:)

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  8. Hi Veonica
    that's a great looking breakfast taco! Count me in for breakfast when they're on the menu!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  9. Looks delicious, I have tried veggie burritos for breakfast but I love the ease and look of these tacos :)

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  10. your taco breakfast is so colorful and healthy.
    great idea with the tomatillo.

    all the best,
    Roxana

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  11. What a great way to start the weekend! These look amazing!

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  12. A visit to Chef Dennis introduced me to you and your lemon squares...they are a great old fashioned stand by and I am so happy to see you feature them. I love the looks of these vegetarian breakfast tacos! Thanks for sharing..I'll be back!

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  13. These sound so good! I just got some Himalayan pink salt, HimalaSalt, and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and I think I'll try them out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What a bright, cheery and spicy way to start the day!

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  15. Veronica, what a great idea of having this healthy delicious vegetarian taco for breakfast! Love your presentation and the picture is so well taken.

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  16. You photos just told me the whole story..it looks so delicious, and mouthwatering! Awesome job Veronica!

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  17. Healthy, tasty, and versatile... my kind of breakfast!

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  18. these breakfast tacos look great. thanks for sharing some great ideas for the vegetarians out there =)

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  19. We love anything wraped in a tortilla!! love it!

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  20. i havent eaten breakfast... stopping by your blog was not good for me!

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  21. This is the perfect weekend breakfast! Looks so yummy :).

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  22. Wow - looks wonderful, Veronica. I would like to start my day with some of these. Those tomatillos look delicious - we can't get them here so I have never tried them :-( but hopefully will get the opportunity to try them one day.
    Sue :-)

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  23. These look delicious, I could eat them any time of day.

    -Brenda

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  24. The veggie tacos look great!! I used to make big veggie breakfast burritos all the time and this makes me want to make them again. So tasty :) :)

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