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Pesto and Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

A hearty, meatless breakfast in no time? Yes, please! Rich in protein and healthy fats, this easy breakfast bowl will help you stay full all morning long. And if you’re looking for a vegan option, this savory day-starter is just as delicious without the egg.


Breakfast Bowl

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 cup homemade pesto
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


Homemade Pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh kale leaves
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Put all of your ingredients into a food processor and process until almost smooth.


Breakfast Bowl

  1. First prepare your eggs however you like them best—scrambled, poached, boiled, etc.—then set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add one cup of cooked quinoa, half of your avocado (thinly sliced!) and half of your homemade pesto. Sprinkle with hemp and chia seeds and salt and pepper to taste!
  3. Add your cooked eggs to your breakfast bowl and sprinkle with half the hemp and chia seeds. Season with a bit of salt and pepper to taste!

A big thank you to our friends over at Simply Quinoa for the recipe behind this protein-packed powerhouse!