Mexican Style Breakfast Wraps
I love all things mexican. I really do. I spent about 5 week there when I was even more youthful than I am today and totally devoured all the food. Working in a street boys home a beautiful grandma cooked all the meals and tortillas feature at every one. My all time favourite breakfast whilst there was spicy scrambled eggs served in tortilla and left over veg. Simple but divine!
So this simple breakfast option is an ode to Mexican adventures and spicy morning eggs. I love wraps but choose to no longer eat them due to their grain and gluten content, and although I don’t miss the taste (as they don’t actually taste of much) I do miss their wrapping capability. I love eating with my fingers (I blame that on other travels to India) and using spring greens or large leaf chard makes the perfect vegetable filled wrap!
Dull breakfasts are not a great way to start the day (especially on Mondays) so why not help boost circulation (cayenne), restore sodium levels (celery) and fill your self up (eggs) with this simple healing breakfast!
- 2 spring green or large swiss chard leaves
- EGG FILLING
- 2 organic eggs
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 good pinches cayenne pepper
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 garlic clove
- Pinch salt
- OPTIONAL EXTRAS
- 1 fresh tomato sliced
- A few springs fresh coriander or parsley
- Organic cheese
- Wash the green leaves and set aside.
- In a pan heat some fat and add the celery along with all the salt, garlic and spices on medium to high heat. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile whisk the eggs with some salt and pepper.
- Add the eggs to the pan and turn the pan onto low and keep stirring the eggs. Turn the pan off when the eggs are still runny to prevent over cooking.
- Get your green leaves and place half the mixture on each and then lay any extra fillings like tomato or avocado on top. Be careful not to overfill.
- Then bending the sides in roll up carefully and tightly.
- If you green leaves seem stiff score the stalk with a knife before rolling.
- You can sue kos lettuce for this but it does not bend so well.
- Feel free to add more cayenne if you like it hot ! This would also taste great with any left over chilli.
- I bought my spring greens from a local veg shop .
What are your favourite foreign breakfast ?