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Veggie Breakfast Bowls (and a Crisp giveaway!)

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

Rise and shine, sleepyhead! It’s time for your morning salad. Er, that’s something you don’t hear very often. Fruit salad, sure. Vegetable salad, nope. But why not, I ask?? If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, why do we never consider eating a chock-full-of-vitamins salad to start our day off on an excellent note? Then, instead of playing catchup the rest of the day, trying to make sure we get our nine servings of vegetables and fruit throughout the 24 hours, we’ll already have most of the job done. Which leaves more time for cupcakes. And maybe even doughnuts for dinner.

Not to mention, I’m willing to do pretty much anything it takes to make my days more pleasant and productive. And if salad in the morning is going to help, I am totally in. Though I highly recommend chopping up the vegetables the night before… It’s just a hunch, but something tells me my 5:00 a.m. knife skills leave a little something to be desired. I don’t want to test that hunch!

I wanted to put together a super colorful meal for spring because, let’s be honest, I’ve been eating way too many cookies, bowls of ice cream, and tacos this winter and I need to get things back on track. I figured a bright and colorful salad would be perfect for my next Crisp Cooking post…. This one for breakfast! I used the Crisp Cooking Herb Mincer, Avocado Tool, Serrated Knife, and Zester for this salad. At the end of this post,  you’ll have the chance to win two of the tools!

Crisp Cooking Tools | wearenotmartha.com

I don’t know what I would do if I were you because that’s a really tough decision.

Crisp Zester | wearenotmartha.com

I really, really, really appreciate good kitchen tools these days. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m in love with the Herb Mincer. Not just for mincing herbs, but for mincing kale for chopped salads. 

Chopping Kale | wearenotmartha.com

The Avocado Tool always comes in handy. I eat a ridiculous amount of avocados. Anyone else??

Crisp Cooking Kitchen Mess | wearenotmartha.com

The Serrated Knife is my new favorite everyday kitchen knife.

This is another one of the photos that will go into my books of messy kitchen photos called “The Aftermath.” It’s the prettiest kind of mess I can imagine.

Crisp Cooking Kitchen Mess | wearenotmartha.com

Place all the ingredients into a medium-sized bowl in whatever arrangement you want.

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables | wearenotmartha.com

And then fry up that egg. Because it’s breakfast. And everyone knows that breakfast requires eggs.

Fried Egg

Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients! I love this lemon dressing made creamy with a little bit of Greek yogurt.

Creamy Lemon Dressing

Put that egg on top of the salad. Drizzle a little dressing over the top. And dig in. I guess you can eat this with a side of coffee?

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

I never imagined that something like this would be a dream breakfast of mine, but this totally is. Maybe this is a sign that I’m kind of sort of growing up or something.

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

At first, I was a little bit nervous about putting some of these ingredients together. Specifically, the blueberries with the all the vegetables and bacon. But they all ended up going seriously well together. I think it had something to do with the creamy lemon dressing tying everything together. Or maybe it was just because bacon and eggs make everything work.

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

I legitimately wish I had this waiting for me every single morning. I 100% believe it would make my days better. No, it won’t stop the snow from falling in Boston (it snowed all day on Saturday) and it won’t stop my days from being filled with meetings (like all of them this week) and it won’t stop the seat on the train from breaking when I sit down (that seriously happened last week), but it will make me happy and give me some additional energy. And come to think of it, maybe it would stop the seat on the train from breaking… Hmmm.

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

I think I just need an elf to hide out in my kitchen and have this ready for me every morning. But really, if you do a lot of the prep work at night, it will be easy to throw together in the morning. You could even have all the ingredients in a bowl already…. Just take it out of the fridge in the morning, fry up the egg, and enjoy.

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

And eat pretty much every color of the rainbow for breakfast. Seriously, they’re almost all here. Aside from purple I guess. Just have a few grapes on the side, OK?

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

Despite the fact that it snowed all day Saturday, lots of the snow on the ground has seriously melted over the last few days. FINALLY. And rumor has it that it’s going to be 65 degrees on Friday. I’ll believe it when I feel it, but I think it’s safe to say we made it out of the New England winter of 2015, my friends.  Congratulations.

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

Now, do you want to win a few Crisp Cooking tools of your own? Just comment on this post letting me know what you’d put in your dream breakfast salad and you’ll be entered for a chance to win two of the Crisp Cooking kitchen tools featured in this post (you get to pick the two!). Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 3.

Oh, and it’s time for me to announce the winner of my last Crisp giveaway. The winner is Emily! She said, “I would make a classic margarita, twisted up with lots of lime and lemon zest!” (sounds pretty fab for this Monday morning!). I’ll email you ASAP, Emily! Happy Monday, everyone!

Veggie Breakfast Bowls

It's not your typical breakfast, but this colorful vegetable bowl will get your day off to the best start!
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Author: We are not Martha

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C kale leaves cleaned, ribs removed, and minced
  • 1/2 to mato finely chopped
  • 1/4 C diced yellow pepper
  • 1/4 C diced avocado
  • 1/4 C shredded carrots
  • 1/2 C blueberries
  • 1/4 C crumbled feta
  • 2 strips bacon cooked to a crisp and crumbled
  • 1 large egg fried

Creamy Lemon Dressing:

  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • Zest of 1 meyer lemon or regular lemon
  • Juice of 1 meyer lemon about 2 T
  • 1 T nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 t dijon mustard
  • 3 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Arrange kale, tomato, yellow pepper, avocado, carrots, blueberries, feta, and bacon around a medium-sized bowl.
  • Place fried egg atop salad.
  • Creamy Lemon Dressing:
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with black pepper to taste.

Full disclosure: This post is sponsored by Crisp Cooking, but as usual, all opinions are 100% my own!

Veggie Breakfast Bowl -- A rainbow of vegetables topped with an egg | wearenotmartha.com

31 Responses to "Veggie Breakfast Bowls (and a Crisp giveaway!)"

  1. BIl says:

    Kale bacon and feta

  2. Shannon says:

    It looks delicious the way you made it – don’t think I’d change a thing!

  3. I love the idea of a veggie breakfast bowl! Such a great way to wake up in the morning. And those colors just look gorgeous, too!

  4. Linda Blum says:

    How beautiful! For me I would leave out the bacon, feta and yogurt.
    Wow!

  5. Pam says:

    Great tools – love that herb mincer. The breakfast bowl looks terrific. I love to mix breakfast bowls with Mexican food. Black beans, salsa, avocado, cheese, egg – YUM!

  6. Nicole says:

    Love your breakfast salad idea! I just had a nearly dream salad for breakfast this morning: minced kale, bulgur, peppers, carrots, cashews and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Next time I would remember to add the feta bought specifically for this purpose! 🙂

  7. Hillary says:

    Bacon and sweet potatoes!!! With some sort of maple greek yogurt dressing 🙂

  8. evelyn says:

    I prefer hardboiled eggs to fried, so that’s what I would put on my breakfast salad!

  9. Lauren says:

    I would put spinach and eggs in my breakfast salad.

  10. Rebecca C says:

    Spinach, some roasted sweet potato, egg, peppers, and…corn maybe? And avocado! That dressing looks great too.

  11. I could definitely go for this for breakfast! Love the blueberries in there!

  12. Kim says:

    My dream breakfast salad would have spinach and tomato!

  13. id put sweet potatoes, bacon, avocado, black beans, egg for sure, tofu or edamame beans, and sausage!

  14. Monica says:

    What a great looking breakfast bowl. I’d love one with things like tofu, sweet potatoes, corn, peas, some sort of grains like quinoa or farro, white beans, and most definitely eggs. A sprinkle of nuts would be awesome. Is that too much? : )

  15. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says:

    I love the idea of these bowls for breakfast! Breakfast is my favorite meal so I would probably eat these bowls for lunch and dinner too. I need to get myself one of those avocado tools!

  16. That breakfast bowl looks so yummy and vibrant! So many beautiful colors and flavors!! 🙂

  17. Emily says:

    Bacon, obviously! Tomato, onion, and peppers!

  18. Betty says:

    I like the idea of a salad for breakfast! I think everything you’ve added in there looks delicious, but sweet potato would be a nice addition. 🙂

  19. Noel says:

    Eggs and black beans

  20. Katerina says:

    I wouldn’t change a thing it looks absolutely delicious!

  21. Anie U says:

    What an interesting breakfast idea! I would definitely include sweet potatoes, blueberries, and some maple-glazed walnuts!

  22. oh fun fun! its like a burrito bowl from my fav restaurant but yet breakfast items! i love it!

  23. Catherine says:

    I love veggie breakfast bowls! Mine would definitely contain eggs, kale, sweet potatoes, and any veggies I had lying around with a yummy spicy brown mustard dressing (and a few good pieces of avocado for good measure!)

  24. Juliana says:

    Yes, yes and yes…this is the way to go…I love everything in this breakfast bowl…perfect to start the morning…
    Hope you are having a fun week Sues 🙂

  25. Joanne says:

    I am totally down with salad for breakfast as long as there’s an egg on top! WHat a great way to start the day!

  26. Belle says:

    My breakfast salad would definitely involve a fried egg, chopped spinach, sliced strawberries, turkey bacon, & slivered almonds, at the very least. I’d toss it with a lemon poppy seed dressing and fresh minced parsley. (And *maybe* a mini lemon poppy seed muffin on the side. Whaaaaat?! Who said that?)

  27. Manda says:

    Eggs, strawberry, banana.

  28. Jen Nussinow says:

    When I traveled to Israel, I realized that salads in the AM are a daily ritual…and I loved it. So much in fact, that for nearly a year, my morning diet consisted of Israeli Salad accompanied by shakshuka (a tomato and egg based breakfast dish). But more on the Israeli Salad-so easy, even I can replicate it, be it 6 AM or after a night of festivities! Cucumbers (gutted i.e. sans seeds) and plum tomatoes (again, eliminate the slimy seeds). Dice those bad boys and drizzle with olive oil and lime juice. If you’re feeling lucky, add some Greek yogurt, feta or hey-even an egg. But this AM rendition including bacon? I think I can even fools my boyfriend to gobble this nutritious breakfast down the hatch!

  29. Odetta says:

    Ahh I totally need someone to make this for me for breakfast or brunch!!!

  30. Katie says:

    I would put all the vegetables and top it with a poached egg with the perfectly runny yolk. Mmmmm I might need to go make this right now….

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