Breakfast burrito with capsicum salsa (gluten and grain free)

Breakfast burrito with capsicum salsa (gluten and grain free)

Breakfast burrito – gluten, grain and dairy free; and paleo friendly.

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow and a great time to thank our dads for everything they have done for us.

One of the ways you can show your appreciation is to make breakfast for your dad.
If you’re sick of serving bacon and eggs on toast but don’t know what to make, then I have something for you: Breakfast burritos – not one, but two ways.

As a lot of dads are big bacon fans, I’ve used mashed avocado and crispy bacon strips rolled up and then smothered in capsicum salsa. The salsa can be made a the night before so the flavours have  more time to combine plus you can whip it out in the morning, heat it up and spoon it over. This dish is probably best eaten with a knife and fork, however if you want to pick it up and eat it like a true burrito,  just spoon some of the salsa over the bacon before you wrap it up.

For those who prefer something lighter, you can replace the bacon with smoked salmon and a squeeze of lemon juice, cracked black pepper and chopped flat leaf parsley. Then simply wrap it up and eat it.

I’ve used almond flour in the wrap but if you don’t have any, then just use eggs – it should still turn out fine. The ingredients in the wrap are enough for just one wrap. Double the ingredients for two wraps and so on.

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there. Enjoy your day!

Why this is so good for you

Free range eggs are high in protein (which helps you keep full) and most of the nutrients are found in the yolk. Eggs help prevent macular degeneration and prevent cataracts, blood clots, stroke, heart disease and breast cancer; promote the growth of healthy hair and nails; and aid in the brain development of a growing foetus.
Almonds alkalize the body (good for fighting inflammation), nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats which aids in weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.
Free range bacon lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels, helps fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, helps reduce the effect of autoimmune disease, heart disease and multiple sclerosis.
Avocados help prevent macular degeneration, help lower risk of heart disease, aid in digestion, regulate blood sugar, lower blood cholesterol, improve skin tone and help reduce arthritic pain.
Garlic has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties, supports the circulatory, digestive and immune systems, helps lower blood pressure, assists in detoxification, prevents formation of blood clots, reduces blood pressure, helps with asthma, regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics and lowers the risk of most types of cancer.
Capsicum helps fight food poisoning, helps prevent aging, helps prevent stroke, helps prevent bladder, cervix, pancreas and prostate cancers, helps reduce gastrointestinal problems, increases metabolism, helps prevent macular degeneration, helps eliminate migraines and headaches; and helps prevent asthma and lung infections.
Cumin helps asthmatics, diabetics, helps fight cancer, aids digestion, helps relieve constipation, helps relieve insomnia, helps fight viral infections, boosts the immune system, helps fight anemia, promotes healthy, beautiful skin and helps remove toxins from the body.
Salmon controls inflammation in the digestive tract,  helps lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, depression and diabetes; helps control high blood pressure and reduces the risk of macular degeneration.

 

Breakfast burritos - 2 ways (gluten and grain free)

Ingredients

    For the wrap (makes one wrap)
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1 tablespoon macadamia oil (or oil of choice)
  • Optional: Dash or two of nutmeg
  • For the avocado mash
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Freshly ground sea salt
  • Filling # 1
  • Free range bacon rashers
  • Filling # 2
  • Smoked salmon slices
  • Lemon juice
  • Chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Cracked black pepper
  • For the capsicum salsa (Can make ahead)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 410 gram can organic crushed/diced tomatoes or tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • chilli powder
  • Squeeze or two of lemon juice

Instructions

    For the wrap
  1. Whisk eggs lightly in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the oil, almond flour and nutmeg and mix well.
  3. Heat a medium non stick pan on low - medium and pour in the batter.
  4. Spread around, cook for a few minutes and flip. Repeat on other side.
  5. For the avocado mash
  6. Mash avocado in a bowl with a fork
  7. Add lemon juice and salt
  8. For the capsicum salsa
  9. Heat oil in a medium saucepan on low.
  10. Add the capsicum, garlic and shallots and cook for 5 - 10 minutes or until capsicum has softened.
  11. Add the crushed tomatoes and cumin powder.
  12. Cover and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes.
  13. Season with salt, pepper and enough chilli powder till you get the kick you want.
  14. Finish off with a squeeze or two of lemon juice.
  15. Assembly # 1
  16. Place wrap on plate
  17. Place a dollop of avocado mash in the middle and spread down
  18. Add crispy bacon strips.
  19. Roll up and generously spoon over the capsicum salsa.
  20. Assembly 2
  21. Place wrap on plate
  22. Place a dollop of avocado mash in the middle and spread down
  23. Top with smoked salmon slices, a squeeze of lemon juice, chopped flat leaf parsley and pepper.
  24. Roll up and enjoy!
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