The beginning of the year is usually a tight month money wise, so I tend to make more homemade brunches than usual! Here are some of the ideas and recipes I’ve made previously…
Avocado & Feta
A classic! Avocado on toast has become a staple on any brunch menu, but the beauty of this dish is how much you can dress it up or down. I usually make a guacamole by mixing thinly diced red onion, chopped red chilli, coriander, a squeeze of lime and some salt and pepper in to my avocado. Scoop this on to a toasted ciabatta (or your favourite bread) and top with feta. You can also add bacon, halloumi, eggs or whatever takes your fancy.
This is one of my favourite ways to spice up avocado on toast. I toasted my trusty ciabatta roll, but I added a layer of Mexicana cheese before toasting the roll under the grill. I then added the same avocado mix as above and a sprinkling of chorizo, which I toasted in a frying pan first.
Prawn & Avocado
I love seafood, so another great combination is prawn and avocado. I had my prawns cold with Marie Rose sauce, but you could also grill them with some lemon and garlic before adding on top of your avocado.
This has become a big of a favourite of mine. I stole the katsu halloumi idea from What I Ate For Breakfast and added it on to some avocado on toasted ciabatta. I make my own breadcrumbs for the halloumi by blitzing some toasted bread and adding salt, pepper and chilli flakes. I then coat halloumi slices in egg and cover in the breadcrumbs. Fry these in a pan and add to your avocado mix and top with a curry sauce. I use light mayo and medium curry powder and drizzle it over the top
What I Ate For Breakfast has her katsu halloumi on top of a toasted muffin, so find what works for you!
Beans on Toast
There’s no denying that Heinz beans are insanely good, but for a healthier and fresher alternative, you can make your own. I used Alice Living’s recipe and mixed butter beans with tinned chopped tomatoes, a diced onion, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Add these to some wholemeal toast and/or feta with a side of Heck chicken sausages. The beans can also be frozen and used whenever needed for a quick breakfast
This one is for all other garlic fans, looking for a quick and simple feed. I toasted a ciabatta with some oil and garlic on top. Then I topped the ciabatta with some fried mushrooms cooked with more garlic, salt and pepper, before adding a fried egg.
Hummus, Ham & Tomato Stack
What I Ate For Breakfast makes incredible breakfast stacks. When Beast from the East hit I was so happy I had delicious jambon from the Black Hoof Company in my flat. A quick visit to the corner shop and I was able to pick up some English muffins, hummus and tomato and throw together this delicious stack, which I topped with balsamic glaze.