June 20, 2013

Fried Egg over Quinoa with Avocado, Tomatoes, and Corn

My CSA box this week included some new Summer veggies. Very exciting. It’s always fun getting something you didn’t see in the previous week’s box.IMG_5554

Something else very exciting is my new favorite condiment. You all know I’ve had a sriracha obsession for the past year, but guys, it’s being replaced. The lovely folks at Tabanero recently sent me a couple bottles of their hot sauce and I can’t get enough.IMG_5698

Tabanero is an all natural hot sauce that is tangy and zesty with a touch of sweetness. There are only 8 ingredients in each bottle: habanero peppers, carrots, onions, key lime juice, agave nectar, garlic, salt, and grapefruit seed extract. It’s spicy, but the heat is balanced out by the agave nectar and graprefruit. It’s definitely on the milder side and the flavor is so unique that it can be added to anything. Incorporating it into my lunch today was necessary.

This dish was inspired by my lovely friend Sarah, who recently started a healthy food blog. She is a very clean eater and I enjoy seeing her kitchen creativity on both her blog and instagram. Yesterday she made an adult version of a “toad in hole” but used quinoa instead of toast. Genius. My lunch was very similar.


Fried Egg over Quinoa with Avocado, Tomatoes, and Corn

  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh corn kernels
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • hot sauce (I used the new Tabanero!)
  1. Cook quinoa as directed.
  2. Over medium-high heat, fry the egg to your liking. Meanwhile, arrange quinoa, tomato, avocado, and corn on a plate.
  3. Once egg has cooked, place atop quinoa and add basil and hot sauce.

For very few ingredients and steps, I must admit that this is one of the best things I’ve made. I firmly believe it’s because I used fresh, local ingredients and the Tabanero sauce really pulled all the elements together. This would be great for any meal of the day. You have to try it! Some other suggestions would be to add black beans, cheese, or cilantro.

For more information on Tabanero, check out their websitefacebook, or twitter.

What’s your favorite hot sauce? What’s your favorite dish to add it to?

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  • itzyskitchen

    What a lovely meal! Eggs rock. I bet those bell peppers are so yummy. I don’t really have a favorite hot sauce…but I like hot sauce on eggs, steamed vegetables & anything Mexican!

    • yes they do! i eat them all the time.

  • Sophie @ life’s philosophie

    that meal looks delicious. My favorite hot sauce is sriracha. goes with everything (savory). I always curse myself for not having a bottle at my desk at work.

    • thank you!! i used to carry a bottle of sriracha in my purse when my obsession was at it’s peak, ha!

  • Egg in a hole with quinoa sounds delicious. And so does that new hot sauce!

  • I saw this meal on your Instagram and it looks and sounds fabulous!!!!



  • Amy


  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    Looks tasty! And while I do love sriracha, I think Frank’s buffalo sauce has to be my favourite, even if it isn’t as spicy.

    • you know, i think we have some of that in my fridge…who knows how old it is, haha

  • Ashley Hrovat

    This looks delicious! I’m also very intrigued by Tabanero- I love sriracha nearly as much as you but occasionally the heat can overwhelm a dish, love the agave/grapefruit addition.


  • Nichole

    You are becoming quite the pro! You are becoming quite the pro! WOW, the colors make this dish look extra tasty.WOW, the colors make this dish look extra tasty.

  • Kat

    My favorite for pizza is Frank’s (I, too, used to keep a spare in my purse like a crazy person) but my new-found love is Tabasco Chipotle. Trust me- I hate regular Tabasco but LOVE this kind

  • Veggies and an egg over quinoa/toast/tortilla is pretty much one of my most common meals. This looks fantastic! That hot sauce sounds very cool too…I’m always on the lookout for new hot sauces to try!!

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt Blog

    Yum! This looks so good. I’ve been eating a ton of quinoa lately and need to try this. 🙂

    The Grass Skirt

  • Rebecca Rider

    Omg that looks so gooooood!! 🙂

  • Bill

    This recipe is awesome. I made this tonight. The only differences were: 1. I used Sriracha. I’m a guy so I don’t have a purse to carry it in, but I keep a bottle at my desk at work. It’s my fav food 2. I poached the egg. I love a poached egg. 3. I added bean sprouts. I know they are at the center of a health controversy, but I love them.

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