Favorite Breakfast #6: Veggie Breakfast Sandwich! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Favorite Breakfast #6: Veggie Breakfast Sandwich!

You might be thinking, "Really?  Another breakfast post?"  Honestly, I love the feeling of starting my day off right, and the only way to do that is with something healthy and delicious!  This is coming from someone who used to regularly skip breakfast all through high school and college, but times change!

I chose to make this egg sandwich without any breakfast meats just to keep it a bit lighter, but it is still completely satisfying and will keep you nice and full until lunchtime.  Right now, it is my favorite way to start the morning, even more than my other favorite breakfast posts!

Let's get to the recipe!

P.S. - If you want to see the previous Favorite Breakfast posts, check them out here!

  1. Favorite Breakfast #1: Eggs & Vegetable Medley
  2. Favorite Breakfast #2: Egg & Veggie Muffins
  3. Favorite Breakfast #3: Yogurt & Fruit Cups
  4. Favorite Breakfast #4: Banana Oatmeal Breakfast "Cookies"
  5. Favorite Breakfast #5: Easy Green Smoothie!

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Veggie Breakfast Sandwich
A Vintage Zest original


Whole wheat English muffin (I only use half because I make my sandwiches open-faced to cut calories)
1 Egg
Nonstick spray
Salt and pepper, to taste
Laughing Cow spread, or any cheese of your choice
1/2 Roma tomato
1/8 Red onion
Optional: Green onion, for garnish

Note:  This is just a suggestion of ingredients, but I find that these work really well together!  In fact, one day I was out of tomatoes somehow, so I used avocado instead.  Definitely still delicious!  So basically, start experimenting with your favorite ingredients for your own customized sandwich.  :)

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1. Toast your English muffin.

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2.  Cook egg to your liking in a pan prepared with nonstick spray, seasoning with salt and pepper.
Personally, I like frying it about 3/4 of the way, and then poking the yolk so it cooks just a bit.  My guy likes his scrambled.  To each his own!

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3.  While the egg cooks and the English muffin toasts, I slice my tomato into thick rounds and the red onion into small slivers.

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4. As an added bit of flavor, I cook the onions just a bit so they get just a bit charred on the edges.

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5.  Next, spread the cheese over the toasted English muffin.
I used The Laughing Cow Mozzarella Sun-dried Tomato & Basil.  Yum!

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6.  Now let's stack our sandwich!  On top of the English muffin with cheese, I smash the grilled red onions, tomato slices, a few green onions, the fried egg, and then more green onions.  If you are using both halves of the English muffin, top with that!

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Voila!  All done, and if you are efficient like me, it will come together really quickly!  I usually cut my onions beforehand, so I don't need to cry every morning.

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And for a change, sometimes I throw some avocado slices instead of tomato, like I showed in the picture above.  Most of the time I do not experiment much because I love the exact recipe that I showed you above, but I know this would be great with different ingredients.

What ingredient would put in your breakfast sandwich?


  1. This looks so amazing! I love this type of food!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  2. This sandwich looks so good! I love an egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast:)

  3. Coming to you from tasty Tuesdays Party, your pictures are beautiful & make your breakfast sandwich look yummy! I usually chop up my onions, bell peppers, cilantro, tomatoes and add a little pinch of turmeric to my egg. But I like this the way you separated the toppings.

  4. This looks soo good! Something easy to make during busy mornings. Glad you shared this! : )

  5. I do something similar to that sometimes, but this is my lazy girl version! :)

  6. Of course! Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my other favorite breakfast options. :)

  7. This look so yummy! I will have to give it a try :)

  8. It's a post workout breakfast for me practically every day! :)

  9. Veggie breakfast sandwich looks great...even for lunch or dinner! Thanks for a great recipe!

  10. my stomach is rumbling, that looks so good!!

  11. I love a runny fried egg! :) This looks so yummy, Diane! I love the addition of avocado so I'd probably have that in mine with some bacon, too. I'm featuring you tomorrow on Tasty Tuesdays; thanks for sharing this last week! (And now I'm off to check out The Episodic Eater!)

  12. This is my favorite meal of the day is breakfast it makes me feel perfect to start my day feeling full, your sandwich is actually really a great recipe compared to mine! I will have to add some of the ingrediants you have in yours!

    Thanks Maria http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/artful-garden/

  13. Thanks! If you try it, let me know if your stomach thanks you. :)

  14. Me too! The avocado is divine too :) And thanks for the feature, I'm so flattered!

  15. Oh thanks! I hope you try it out. :)

  16. Diane, this looks so delicious and the perfect breakfast! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing - hope you are having a happy week!

  17. Breakfasts use to be my small, if anything meal, but I'm learning just how awesome they can be. I love the colors on this breakfast. Yummy! Now I want breakfast for dinner, lol. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  18. Yum! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope you can join us again today!

  19. I'd love to wake up to this breakfast sandwich! Now to convince one of the kids to make it for me each morning. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  20. Yum, that looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at Sweet and Savoury Sundays, I'd love you to stop by this weekend and link up!

  21. I'm all about breakfast for dinner! I always love eating the rainbow, so this is one of my favorites. :)

  22. Ha! Sorry I don't have a blog post for the convincing part... ;)


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