Arugula-Pesto Breakfast Burritos

Stock your freezer with these protein-packed breakfast burritos. Perfect for busy mornings and absolutely delicious. Satisfy your hunger with an easy, freezer-prepped, one-handed eating burrito. Filled with protein, fats, and antioxidants, they are the perfect nourishment to start your day.
cashew arugula-pesto breakfast burritos, recipe by Anna, fertility dietitian

SERVES: 2 BURRITOS | ACTIVE TIME: 20 MIN

INGREDIENTS

Burritos:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 2 (9-11”) whole wheat tortillas (I use these gluten free wraps)
  • 4 Tbsp pesto (see recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 avocado

Arugula-cashew pesto:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups packed arugula leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of salt (taste and add more to taste)
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

PREPARATION

Note before you begin: warm tortillas are easier to manage, let sit out at room temp ~30 min before beginning, or give them a quick 5 sec zap in the microwave.

  • Make the pesto: In a food processor, combine the all of the pesto ingredients. Pulse until well mixed. Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired.
  • Scramble the eggs: Whisk together eggs with cold water + a pinch of salt & pepper. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until hot. Add eggs and stir to scramble. Cook until eggs have set, then remove from heat.
  • Assemble: Spread 2 Tbsp of pesto on the center of each tortilla. On each tortilla, spoon 1/2 of the eggs, 1/4 of an avocado* and about 1/4 cup tomatoes in a vertical row in the center, leaving room to fold over bottom and sides.
  • Wrap burritos: Fold bottom of tortilla over ~1/4 of the filling, then fold over sides, overlapping them. Option to fold top down as well.

*Avocados don’t freeze well, so omit if you’re making these for the freezer and add fresh avo when you’re ready to re-heat and eat. 

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