This delicious make ahead Healthy Egg Salad Breakfast Burrito with Quinoa will give you the energy you need to kick start your day.
I have created this healthy breakfast burritos recipe with Recipe Redux in mind. This month’s challenge was to come up with a savoury, dinner inspired, protein packed breakfast idea. I am a huge fan of savoury breakfasts! I find them generally more satisfying than ones which use sweet ingredients, so this challenge was right up my street!
This easy burrito recipe has elements of lunch, dinner and breakfast. Most of the ingredients can be used at any meal with the exception of eggs perhaps, which are typically eaten at breakfast. The combination of eggs, beans and quinoa screams protein, making this recipe a fabulously satisfying vegetarian breakfast.
Make ahead breakfast burritos
If you prepare some of the ingredients ahead these burritos will only take a few minutes to put together.
Prepping the quinoa
When it comes to quinoa my usual advice is to cook it ahead (the night before) and keep in the fridge until you are ready to use it. (This method worked well with my recent Caribbean Turkey Quinoa Patties). Quinoa cooks very quickly – only about 15 minutes – and, once cooled, can be kept in the fridge, for up to 3 days. You can use it in all sorts of recipes, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! See all my quinoa recipes here.
Prepping the eggs
Eggs, once boiled, can also be kept in the fridge (unpeeled) overnight. If you want to save even more time you can prepare the actual egg salad ahead. You could even add the quinoa and beans into the mixture the night before and simply roll the burritos in the morning!
Making the entire burrito recipe ahead is also an option, but the wraps may become a little soft by morning. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, I quite liked that, but it may not suit everyone.
Healthy low fat breakfast burritos
A few words about the fat content of these breakfast burritos. The rich, creamy texture of the filling is a combination of full fat mayo and Skyr, which is fat free. So the overall amount of fat is quite moderate, without compromising on flavour. If you can’t find Skyr where you are use Greek yogurt or another rich and thick type of yogurt.
Love Skyr? Try my easy, delicious Carrot and Walnut Scones with Skyr!
More healthy savoury breakfast ideas
See my roundup of healthy breakfast ideas using vegetables in How To Eat More Vegetables For Breakfast. It includes other healthy protein breakfast ideas such as this egg spinach quinoa breakfast, or these asparagus potato muffin frittatas.
This delicious Healthy Egg Salad Breakfast Burrito with Quinoa will give you the energy you need to kick start your day.
- 2 large wheat wraps
- 4 large eggs hard boiled, peeled, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons Skyr or Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons full fat mayonnaise
- 1.5 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ cup cooked quinoa
- ½ x 400g tin red kidney beans drained, rinsed under cold water
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 50 g mature cheddar or other strong cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons green onions finely chopped
- Sea salt and pepper to taste be generous with the pepper
Combine all the filling ingredients, stir thoroughly and spoon half of the mixture in a line onto the middle of each tortilla.
Wrap tightly burrito-style and cut each burrito in half.
Preparation time does not include the time needed to chill the quinoa.
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RECIPE LINK PARTIES
I am linking up my Healthy Egg Salad Breakfast Burrito with Quinoa to Recipe Redux. Do visit the link and take a look at some of the other delicious savoury breakfast ideas:)
I am also sharing this breakfast burrito recipe with Fiesta Friday, co-hosted this week by Colleen @ Faith, Hope, Love & Luck and Alex @ Turks Who Eat. Also sharing with #CookBlogShare. This week’s host is Eb@Easy Peasy Foodie.