BLT Egg Quinoa Bowls

BLT Egg Quinoa Bowls

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

Serving Yield


You’ll absolutely love this BLT with sliced avocado and an egg!


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


Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
To serve, divide quinoa evenly among 4 bowls. Add cherry tomatoes, arugula, avocado slices and crumbled bacon. Top each with a poached egg.