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Green Pesto Breakfast Bowl

Green Pesto Breakfast Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Happy Sunday, everyone! Did you all have a good weekend? I like Sundays because they’re definitely a little slower than Saturdays… taking longer to get out of bed, more time for slow (and sometimes boozy) brunches. Admittedly, brunch can be kind of hard for vegans. As nearly every brunch item is centered around eggs, going out for brunch can sometimes be a bit of an ordeal. My solution – potatoes. There’s always some form of potatoes on the menu. I personally have been known to order two orders of hash browns for my brunch, and it’s awesome. The best way to go would probably be ordering hash browns and a house salad, because then you can mix them into the salad and have a well-balanced meal.

Ooooor you could just make your own epic vegan brunch at home, like this breakfast bowl. It’s what vegan dreams are made of… crispy hashbrowns, addicting coconut bacon, and a perfectly green tangy pesto that ties it all together. Let me tell you, I gobbled up this whole bowl in a heartbeat after I was done photographing it. It’s that good!

Green Pesto Breakfast Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeGreen Pesto Breakfast Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

5.0 from 3 reviews
Green Pesto Breakfast Bowl
 
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This breakfast bowl is what a vegan's dreams are made of - complete with hash browns, coconut bacon, and a tangy green pesto that ties it all together!
Serves: Two Bowls
Ingredients
Potatoes
  • 2 Golden Potatoes, shredded
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for sautΓ©
  • Salt to taste
Green Pesto
  • 2 Cups Fresh Basil, packed
  • ⅓ Cup Fresh Parsley, packed
  • ⅓ Cup Fresh Cilantro, packed
  • ⅓ Cup Hempseed Oil (sub EVOO if needed)
  • Juice from ½ Lemon (about 2 tbsp)
  • ¼ Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
Breakfast Bowl
  • Greens of your choice
  • Hemp or Sesame Seeds for garnish (optional)
  • 1 Batch Coconut Bacon
Instructions
  1. Start by making the coconut bacon - directions here.
  2. Prep your potatoes by washing and drying. Using a cheese grater, shred the potatoes.
  3. Bring a frying pan to medium heat with a little olive oil. Add potatoes and sautΓ© until golden brown. When done, sprinkle with salt to taste.
  4. Make the pesto by combining all ingredients in a food processor, and processing until smooth.
  5. Build the breakfast bowls with a layer of greens, topped with the potatoes, coconut bacon, and pesto. Top with hemp or sesame seeds for extra crunch, if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

Green Pesto Breakfast Bowl | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

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31 Comments

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    February 21, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Sunday needs big bowls of yum! No eggy restaurant dish could compete with this, we have potatoes on our side πŸ™‚ I’m feeling this could be a wonderful breakfast or dinner!

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      Sarah
      February 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks Natalie!! <3

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    February 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    This bowl looks so flavourful! Love the coconut bacon addition on there too! I’m crushing hard.

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      Sarah
      February 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Katrina!! πŸ˜€

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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    February 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Every time I go out for brunch: the struggle is real. I usually end up ordering oatmeal or granola with nut milk, but I could just have that at home and it takes some of the fun out of going out for brunch. This breakfast bowl sounds super delish! I am all about the potatoes πŸ˜€

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      Sarah
      February 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Next time you should get some hash browns!! πŸ˜‰

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    What a glorious savory breakfast!! I’m the opposite over here! Saturdays are leisurely, Sundays are rush rush!

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      Sarah
      February 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! πŸ˜€

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    jacquie
    February 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    this looks so good! I have to admit that I haven’t tried coconut bacon yet but I may have to make some so I can add it to this salad.

    a question about the hash browns when ordering out. how do you make sure they are vegan? Ask what they cook them in? I always assumed it was butter or even bacon fat. And don’t they cook them on the same griddle as everything else? I don’t know really and that is why i’m asking because I had always assumed that either ar both of the above were true.

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      Sarah
      February 22, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Hmm I always assumed they were cooked in oil, because that’s the cheapest option for frying. But to make sure it’s vegan you should always ask! Thanks for pointing that out for me Jacquie πŸ™‚

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    Laura
    February 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Look at the colour of that pesto!!! So pretty Sarah:) Bowls are always a win for me!

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      Sarah
      February 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Laura!! πŸ™‚

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    Sam @ PancakeWarriors
    February 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I’m quite literally obsessed with coconut bacon and pairing it with potatoes and this beautiful green sauce. I’m in heaven! I just love savory breakfast ideas!! This sauce would be amazing on roasted sweet potatoes as well!

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      Sarah
      February 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Oooh I bet it would be great on sweet potatoes too! πŸ˜€

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    Rachel @ athletic avocado
    February 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    This breakfast bowl is gorgeous! I love the flavor combination and the fact that it doesn’t include eggs! And the addition of coconut bacon is priceless πŸ™‚

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      Sarah
      February 22, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks Rachel!! πŸ˜€

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    Jodi
    February 23, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I’m all about the potatoes, too! And toast. Maybe some roasted veg if I’m lucky πŸ™‚ I don’t go out for breakfast often, but you’re right it’s never easy! Brunch at home is the best! Enjoy, Sarah x

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      Sarah
      February 23, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Thanks Jodi!! πŸ˜‰

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    Leslie @ flora foodie
    February 23, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Holy crap, this looks so gooooood! πŸ™‚ I am on the hunt for good breakfast recipes I can make a big weekend batch of for during the week, and in particular savory ones! This bad boy is next up on the list!

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      Sarah
      February 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Awesome!! Thanks, Leslie!! πŸ˜€

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    Katrin
    February 24, 2016 at 6:46 am

    This recipe is awesome. I’m feeling healthier just looking at it. Brunch beats breakfast every time! πŸ˜€

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      Sarah
      February 24, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Haha it does!! πŸ˜€

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    Amanda
    February 24, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    ooops! Sorry I only hit one star, I’m trying to type with a two year-old on my lap. 5 stars!

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      Sarah
      February 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Haha no worries girl! Thanks for your kind words!

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    Lea
    February 26, 2016 at 8:52 am

    What greens did you use in your bowl?

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      Sarah
      February 26, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Mixed baby greens! πŸ˜€

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    Richa {VeganRicha.com}
    February 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    That is one gorgeous bowl and so perfect to start the day with!

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      Sarah
      February 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Richa!! I’m a huge fan of Vegan Richa so I’m thrilled you stopped by!! πŸ˜€

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