Savory Breakfast Bowl with Cheesy Grits
This breakfast bowl has creamy, cheesy grits, topped with savory, fresh ingredients.
  • 1 cup cooked grits
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons freshly grated Manchego cheese
  • ½ small, ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup cooked ham
  • 1 small plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Mix a tablespoon of cheese into the grits, stir, and taste. Add more cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.
  2. Pour the grits into a serving bowl, making sure to leave room for the toppings.
  3. Slice the avocado in half, and twist to separate the halves. Peel the skin off the half without the pit, and slice the flesh into strips. Store the other half (with the pit) in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator.
  4. Lay the avocado slices on top of the grits followed by the tomatoes and ham.
  5. Cook the egg to your liking (we like sunny-side up), and carefully place it on top.
  6. Sprinkle with the green onions, a little extra cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper, if desired.
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