Portobello Egg Scramble with Pesto

Photos by Valorie Darling

Photos by Valorie Darling

Mushroom Cap

  • 1 portobello cap
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper

Eggs

  • 3 organic eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp pesto, plus more for garnish (I used Cibo Naturals from Whole Foods)
  • 3 basil leaves
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake
  • goat cheese, optional
  • handful of spinach

Toppings

  • 1 piece turkey bacon 
  • 1/2 avocado

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Remove center from mushroom and place gill side up.  Drizzle olive oil over mushroom, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Bake for 20-25 mins.

While mushroom cap is baking, place turkey bacon in a pan and cook until crispy.  Chop basil leaves, combine all ingredients for eggs, except spinach, and whisk with a fork to combine.  In a small skillet over medium heat add a drizzle of olive oil and sauté spinach until wilted, add egg mixture to pan and cook over low heat until eggs are set, I like a soft scramble, about 3 minutes.

Assembly:

Slice avocado, layer avocado on top of mushroom cap.  Add eggs, cut turkey bacon in half and place on top of eggs, or crumble.  Top with basil leaves and a drizzle of pesto.


This is seriously a incredible.  It's perfect for a Saturday morning breakfast or when you're trying to impress friends and family with brunch.  I basically took all the things I like in my eggs or on top and deconstructed it a little bit.  You get your own little serving but it is a complete breakfast, and it's mighty pretty to look at if I do say so myself.  Hope you love it as much as I do!

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