BLT Quinoa Bowls
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 large eggs
- 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
- 3 cups fresh arugula
- 1 small ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
- 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, basil, 1 tablespoon vinegar and lemon juice. Add to cooked quinoa; stir to combine.
- Place 2-3 in. of water in a large skillet with high sides; add remaining vinegar. Bring to a boil; adjust heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Break 1 cold egg at a time into a small cup; holding cup close to surface of water, slip egg into water. Cook, uncovered, until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 3-5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, lift eggs out of water. Keep warm.
- In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Cook tomatoes until they begin to release their juices, 8-10 minutes. Add arugula; cook and stir just until arugula is wilted, 1-2 minutes.
- To serve, divide quinoa evenly among 4 bowls. Add cherry tomatoes, arugula, avocado slices and crumbled bacon. Top each with a poached egg.
Test Kitchen tips
Editor's NoteLook for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 446 calories, 28g fat (5g saturated fat), 194mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 17g protein.
Oct 8, 2019
What a great idea! I used prosciutto instead of bacon, and I cooked the tomatoes/arugula in the same frying pan that I'd fried the prosciutto, then poured all of that into the grain bowl to get more of the prosciutto flavoring . Very tasty and I will definitely be making again.
Jun 4, 2018
Great hearty meal that was well-received by all ages. I used freshly hard-boiled eggs instead of poached and pre-cooked bacon slices (heated), and substituted mesclun for the arugula (but didn't heat it.) It's a tasty, healthy dish that we will definitely do again.
Mar 1, 2018
Yum! I made it with a fried egg instead of a poached egg and loved it!