This delicious make ahead healthy egg salad wrap comes with the added goodness of quinoa and beans for an extra protein boost to kick start your day.
I have created this healthy egg salad wrap 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 that use sweet ingredients, so this challenge was right up my street!
This easy breakfast 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 egg salad burritos
If you prepare some of the ingredients ahead these breakfast wraps 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, covered, for up to 3 days.
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!
Can I make these egg salad wraps in advance
Making the entire egg wrap recipe ahead is also an option, though the wraps may become a little soggy by morning. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, I quite liked that, but it may not suit everyone.
Healthy low fat breakfast egg salad wrap
The rich, creamy texture of the egg salad 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 breakfast Carrot and Walnut Scones with Skyr!
More healthy savoury breakfast ideas
See my roundup of 18 healthy, easy vegetable breakfast recipes for more veggie breakfast inspiration. It includes other healthy protein breakfast recipe ideas such as egg spinach quinoa breakfast, and asparagus potato muffin frittatas.
Healthy Egg Salad Wrap with Quinoa
- 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.
*Nutritional information is automatically generated and should be considered as an estimate.
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I am sharing this low fat quinoa egg salad wrap 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.