There are certain ingredients that are meant to be together, like tomato and basil. The savory bite of the two married together just feels right in any dish. However, typically these two ingredients are found on the dinner table, not in a breakfast dish. Lately, I’ve been wanting something different for breakfast, other than my generic scrambled eggs with a side of toast smeared with almond butter. I was wanting something healthy and delicious, and that had plenty of protein my body needed.
Most breakfast dishes don’t have a lot of protein, but they certainly aren’t lacking in the carbohydrate department. Just think about the breakfast regulars- toast, pancakes, waffles, muffins, croissants, pastries, bagels, biscuits, I think the list goes on for a while. While we need complex carbohydrates with fiber in our diet, we also need protein and healthy fats. I feel like I am always battling the breakfast conundrum, too many carbs and not enough protein. That’s also why I wanted to create a breakfast/brunch dish with less simple carbohydrates and more veggies and protein.
If you’re anything like my dad, there seems to be no shortage of canned tomatoes in the house. He has fresh tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomatoes in a jar, canned tomatoes of all sizes, tomatoes growing out back, and heck- I’m sure if I pop my head in the freezer he might even have some frozen tomatoes too. I used canned tomatoes for this recipe, making the cooking process super quick and easy to make even on a busy weekend. I chose to go with fire roasted canned tomatoes because they have more flavor in my opinion. However, feel free to use whatever canned tomatoes you desire or have on hand.
Furthermore, I meant for this recipe to be enjoyed on a weekend, surrounded by family and friends. The savory bite of the tomato, basil, garlic, & gorgonzola cheese tastes like it came straight out of a comfort food magazine. You can serve it up for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even as an appetizer before dinner. The possibilities are endless as long as you have good food and great company. That’s what I call ‘AVO Good Life’!
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