Breakfast Pico de Gallo Scrambled Egg Burrito

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One of our favorite Sunday morning breakfasts is a breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs and Pico de Gallo then topped with salsa and a Romano/Parmesan blend of cheese. It’s fast and easy to make. We’ve even had it for lunches and dinners too.

It’s always nice to have quick, flavorful, healthy and eye-candy recipes you can whip up when time is at a premium. Time seems to be moving so fast these days.  I can’t believe we’re near the end of April already. I will admit—it sure is nice sitting out in the backyard with a coffee or tea planning out the vegetable garden.

Now here’s the secret to making the perfect scrambled eggs.  And it’s easy to do. Whisk your eggs vigorously and thoroughly before you cook them. See? Easy! Whisking incorporates air and that makes fluffier scrambled eggs. The fluffier the better! Your perfect scrambled eggs should be soft and just a little bit moist.

Once you have your scrambled eggs and Pico de Gallo  made you can start assembling your “Breakfast Pico de Gallo Scrambled Egg Burrito. Pico de Gallo is full of fresh flavors—plum tomatoes, onion,  jalapeño pepper, garlic, cilantro and lime juice.  The only cooking involved is the scrambled eggs.  I place the scrambled egg on the tortilla first– not quite in the middle. Then I add the Pico de Gallo on top of it. Remember not to overload it because you still need to wrap and roll it. If you need some simple instructions on burrito wrapping go here.  Once wrapped, slice on an angle and add your salsa on each piece then top with cheese.

You could also add ham or bacon to your breakfast burrito.  Whatever suites your tastebuds.

Let me know what you’ve done to your breakfast burrito—I’d love to hear about it. Let me know if you like this recipe.

Pico De Gallo

Is it summer yet? Is it summer yet? This is another one of my favorite summer recipes—Pico De Gallo. It’s a refreshing burst of flavors and it is so fast and easy to make. A delish uncooked salsa that works with tortilla chips, a garnish for tacos or fajitas or as a zesty accompaniment to eggs, fish, chicken and pork. Top your grilled burgers with it to add a fresh south-of-the-border flavor. I love using it in my breakfast burrito. Salsas go fast in our house. I make a canned cooked salsa from the fresh veggies we grow in our kitchen garden but we all love the uncooked salsas too.

I could eat this by the bowl full!!

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Pico De Gallo

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaf, chopped (or more to taste!)
  • 2 -3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped ( Fresno or Serrano chilis can be used if no jalapenos)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed and finely chopped (optional)
  • Juice of one lime

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to meld the flavors.

Notes

Remember each type of pepper has a different heat so adjust according to your preference. Also, you can adjust the number of jalapenos--we like the heat.

If the peppers are really hot then use latex gloves when seeding them. You don't want to accidentally rub your eyes after cutting up hot peppers. Do not include the pepper stem.

Choose tomatoes that are ripe but firm. Tomatoes MUST be seeded and the soft gel removed. The texture and flavor will not be what you're looking for in a pico de gallo.

Some people substitute parsley for cilantro. I find it's a totally different flavor. We prefer the cilantro because it imparts a fresh flavor with hints of citrus.

Pico de Gallo tastes best the first day it's made but it's still yummy for a couple of days after. The flavor starts to mellow out after the first day.

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