Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but mostly we run off to work, screaming I am late, I have no time or I’ll grab something on the way. Yeah, it’s not easy to wake up so early and then make it work or school on time but skipping something important is also not good. Some of us then start to feel its effects – weakness, headache, laziness, and lack of concentration. So, it’s better to eat something light and nutritious. And if this breakfast is tasty, it will automatically attract you to the table and you’ll surely grab a bite! Middle Eastern breakfast offers a whole lot of light, healthy and mouth-watering variety.
Middle Eastern Breakfast – 1: Shakshuka
The first most amazing Middle Eastern breakfast that comes to mind is Shakshuka! It’s such a beautiful combination of eggs braised in an aromatic sauce made of tomatoes and chilies. Nothing can beat its taste. If you are not up for a hard cooking challenge in the morning, make shakshuka. The only thing you have to take care of is the eggs. The whites should be set nicely and the yolks should be runny. You can make the sauce ahead at night, warm it in the morning and add the eggs. It will taste awesome with some warm bread.
Middle Eastern Breakfast – 2: Oats
If you don’t want to cook anything for breakfast, then here is the deal. You just need oats and some other ingredients. What you have to do is take 60g oats, grate a half apple, 150ml of milk, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 3 tbsp of yogurt, lemon zest or a half orange, raisins, and juice of one lemon. Combine them together in an airtight jar or a plastic box and put it in the fridge. You have to do it at night. While you are going in the morning, add a handful of berries, dried coconut, and a little cashew. It just takes 5 minutes to finish it. You can easily enjoy it on the bus or on your way to where ever you are going.
Middle Eastern Breakfast – 3: Fruity and Cheesy Jordanian Breakfast
Besides eggs and oats, there is nothing better than fruits. Jordanians usually prefer to eat figs, grapes and white Arabic cheese together. The combination is sensational because it gives different tastes at a time. The sweetness of the fruits is complemented by the saltiness of the cheese. The cheese that is used is Naubulsi or Akkawi. If you have these at home, then you can literally have your breakfast in 2 minutes!
Middle Eastern Breakfast – 4: Egg Recipes Other than Shakshuka
There is an open choice in different kinds of omelets and scrambled eggs. Most of the recipes use vegetables which make them colorful and excitingly tasty. You can make a baked omelet with parsley, milk, onions, zucchini, green pepper, tomatoes, flour, vinegar, and breadcrumbs. Add salt and pepper according to your own taste. Dice and chop, mix everything and bake it in the oven at 400 °C for 20 minutes and it is done! If you like a baked omelet, you can also make Persian Herb Omelet which is also called Kookooyeh Sabzi. It is a beautiful light breakfast with colors like green, red and yellow. It’s not only colorful; you can carry it with you or make an omelet sandwich.
You can enjoy Curried Egg Salad as well. The recipe is very easy to follow:
- 2 eggs
- Diced onions and tomatoes – 1/4 cup each
- Chili, basil, tarraqon and garlic powder – 1 tbsp
- Curry – 1 1/2 tbsp
- Cumin and smoked paprika – half tsp
- Salt, pepper and mayo – to taste
- Boil the eggs for 15 minutes.
- Peel off and mash with a fork.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
Usually, children don’t like to eat anything but they will enjoy this Curried Egg Salad with bread.
Every one of these recipes is worth giving a try because everyone in the home will start eating these simple, beautiful and light breakfasts. Then, you won’t be complaining anymore that you couldn’t eat or nothing went down your throat at that time. You can even treat your taste buds with these simple recipes on holidays. You can also add Fasolia and Ful to this appetizing list.