Monday, September 23, 2013

Meatless Monday: Avocado Egg Pizza

The pressures and demands that accompany our busy schedules from Monday through Friday, can often leave us scrambling to find any quick breakfast item to grab as we're heading out the door. Leisurely breakfasts are usually reserved for the weekends when the extra free time in the mornings allows for us to enjoy a meal while still in our pajamas.

But, there are always exceptions.

The recipe below – for a simplified breakfast pizza – proves that a leisurely breakfast can be enjoyed any day of the week as long as a few simple ingredients are on hand. The creamy and crispy balance of textures present in this breakfast pizza offers a delicious alternative to the standard breakfast cereal or granola bar we often gobble down before a busy day.

As we are told time and time again, breakfast is essential to getting our day off to a great start; it kick-starts our metabolism for the rest of our day and allows us to power through those early morning hours.


Our Avocado Egg Breakfast Pizza demonstrates the power of simplicity in satisfying our hunger and time-dependent needs! The whole-grain pita provides a hefty serving of fiber and the mashed avocado spread provides a healthy boost of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. A drizzle of both lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil brightens up the flavors of the pizza, drawing out the mild flavors of the avocado and adding a boost of Vitamin C to the dish. And finally, a small dash of cumin provides a final subtle, spicy kick.


While traditional breakfast protein such as sausage or ham may be also be added to this pizza, the organic egg provides a yummy, meatless alternative to these options, while still offering a solid serving of protein. 


And now, for the recipe.


Avocado Egg Breakfast Pizza
This delicious recipe for a breakfast pizza packed with fiber, healthy fats, and protein provides an example of a great option that is simple enough to be whipped up any day of the week. It provides all the nutritional components you need to start the work week with a full belly and a smile!



1 6-inch whole grain or whole-wheat pita
1 medium avocado, mashed
1 large organic egg, cooked over-easy or over-hard
1 lemon
Extra-virgin olive oil, 1-2 teaspoons
Cumin, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste


1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees in order to toast the pita until crispy.

2.      While the pita is toasting, remove the skin and core from the avocado. Mash the avocado with a dash of salt and pepper until the consistency is chunky.

3.      Spread the avocado on top of the crisp pita. Drizzle the pita with lemon juice and olive oil and a dash of cumin. Top with the egg.

 Serves 2.


Enjoy, preferably with those you love!


By our wonderful contributing Blogger, Georgia Rounder!

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