Hummus Breakfast Plate with Honey Sesame Carrots

Carrots for breakfast woman? Are you mad? I hear someone say. For sure. But no, I’m not (well not unusually so) and this combination makes for a delicious vegetable loaded breakfast that will keep you full for hours. So ditch the cereal and start getting a little more creative at the beginning of the day.

It takes less than 15 minutes to make from scratch, and you can leave it while you do other moring things such as blow drying your hair, packing your bag, making a cup of tea. I don’t know what you do in the mornings but you’ll figure out some way to make the most of your time if you like sleep as much as I do. Or just make the carrots the night before and then you’ve just to fry the egg. Still too hard? Then soft boil the egg the night before too and then you’re just arranging things on a plate. You can manage this, I swear.

This makes enough to serve 2 so if you don’t need to serve two then just do everything but fry the egg (or soft boil it, see above) and you’ll have breakfast prepped for two days. Or take 1 serve for lunch if you’re not fussed about repeating meals. I’d repeat this meal multiple times in a day.

You could also have this as a light lunch or dinner. Feel free to serve with a slice of sourdough or some soft pita bread if you can’t cope without grains in the morning. I am full without anything else. Some quinoa could also be yummy.

Serves 2


8 baby carrots, trimmed and washed

1/4 tsp honey

1 tsp olive oil

1 Tbs toasted sesame seeds

1 lebanese cucumber, sliced finely into ribbons

2 radishes, sliced finely

1 cup hummus (buy or make your own  – I use this recipe)

1/3 cup parsely leaves

2 eggs


Place carrots in a fry pan and add just enough water to cover. Add oil and honey, cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook for five minutes with the lid on. Then uncover and cook for another 5 minutes until tender and the water has pretty much disappeared.

Toss the carrots with 1.2 the sesame seeds.

Wipe clean the pan and add more oil if it’s no non stick. Crack in your eggs and fry on medum heat until the white is set.

Meanwhile, spread the hummus on the bottom of each plate. Topp with the cucumber, radish, parsley and carrots. Add the fried egg and sprinkle with more sesame seeds. Dig in.


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