Layered Egg & Quinoa Verrines
My friend Natalie eats this for breakfast at Penn Station every a.m. on her way to work in Manhattan at Pret-a-Manger, which is pronounced PRETT (rhymes with Brett) ah mahn-JHAY, (not "manger" as in baby Jesus).
Pret a Manger means "Ready to Eat", a play on words like "Pret a Porter" (ready to wear). Ah, the French are such pains aren't they?
This much loved NYC fast food chain restaurant serves very decent, healthy breakfasts and lunches.
They sell a little plastic cup called an Egg & Quinoa Pot. Grab one and go.
No dressing is needed, it's just a little cup of protein and flavor.
She told me about it and I was intrigued and decided to make it at home for my own breakfast/lunch.
I think these are better served in glass jars, if you ask me.
Layered Egg & Quinoa Verrines: (layer in this order)
defrosted frozen peas (optional)
cubed ripe avocado (sprinkled w/ kosher salt)
quartered grape tomatoes
chopped arugula leaves
a few slices of hardboiled eggs
Add the parsley and cooked peas to the quinoa and let cool.
Once the quinoa has cooled, start layering.
Pack this stuff in Ball jars or verrines or plastic cups to bring to work for a healthy snack or lunch, packed w/ protein.
I didn't feel it needed any vinaigrette, but go ahead and drizzle some on if you like.
These were so good!!
I'm assuming it's ok to use red quinoa in place of white. Definitely a dish I will try at home.
He says their food is good, but my lunches are better.
Your hardboiled eggs are the most beautiful hardboiled eggs in the world.
I am glad you are enjoying the book.....I love it too.....I have to revisit it....next week I am cooking all from Buvette Cookbook, which is also great.
Yes, my eggs are really good, scrambled, hardboiled, or dyed w/ beets.......however, I am poached egg challenged!
This is the most delicious healthy lunch I have ever had!! Just made it for lunch and it was soooooo good!!! Just used a light drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice. Thanks so much, cant wait to have it again tomorrow!
Hope you didn't bet too much $$$$ !!!!