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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Bacon Vinaigrette

A hearty breakfast that keeps you starting the day with the essentials: veggies, fiber, fruit, citrus, and bacon!
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Active Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Medium Sauce pan
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup sliced apples, peeled
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • ½ cup Cucumbers, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4-5 slices bacon, plus it's cooking oil
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • torn basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Over medium-high heat, bring the quinoa with water to a boil. Give it a pinch of salt. Lower the heat to low, and cover with a fitting lid, and cook for 12 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set it aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°, and line a sheet pan with foil and bacon slices, and cook for 6 to 8 minutes until crispy. Drain the oil into a jar, along with the zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Shake or stir the vinaigrette. Alternatively, if vegan or vegetarian is preferred, eliminate the bacon and bacon oil.
  • While the bacon is cooking, cut the cucumber and tomatoes into cubes. Peel and slice the apple.
  • In a medium-small saucepan heat up about 2-3 cups of water. Add white vinegar, and let it come to a simmer, not a boil. Swirl the water with a large spoon to create a vortex. Crack an egg into a small bowl, and slide the egg carefully into the vinegar-water. The whites will fold over the eggs. Depending on the size of the saucepan, 2 to 3 eggs can easily be cooked at the same time. Cook for 2 minutes to have a runny yolk. Using a slotted spoon, place the cooked eggs over a paper towel to remove excess water.
  • Serve in individual bowls with the quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, and apples, and toss. Place the poached egg on top, crack some pepper and a tiny pinch of salt on top of the egg. Then drizzle the lemon vinaigrette and break some bacon to add on top. Enjoy!
Keyword bacon, cucumber, eggs, lemon, quinoa, tomatoes, vinaigrette
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