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Tuna and Egg Scramble Sandwich

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A savory pescetarian breakfast sandwich that hits all of the major food groups.  This Tuna and Egg Scramble Sandwich is protein-packed, perfectly crispy, and just a tad bit spicy!

Tuna Egg Scramble Sandwich 4 GraphicStill being rather new to eating fish, I am always trying to come up with creative ways to cook with one of my favorite fish choices: tuna!

I have already determined that tuna salad is delicious, tuna and split pea soup over toast is beyond comforting (I swear it is good), and tuna cakes dipped in homemade tartar sauce are fan-freakin-tastic!

Tuna Egg Scramble Sandwich 7So what happened one Saturday morning when I realized I was craving tuna for breakfast?  I followed my intuitions, and rolled with it.

Tuna Egg Scramble Sandwich 6Of course I could not simply eat plain tuna out of the can.  If that is your thing then by all means, go for it!  But I wanted something with a bit more substance and a lot more flavor.

Almost any type of protein can successfully pair well with eggs, so I decided that a tuna and egg scramble was in order.  Just eating scrambled eggs and tuna would be a bit boring though, right?  So I added in veggies, seasoned ‘er up, squished it between two slices of toasted gluten-free bread, and devoured it in under fives minutes.

Eating that quickly certainly isn’t within the recommendations for “intuitive” eating, but I simply could not resist.

Tuna Egg Scramble Sandwich 2This sandwich was an utter experimentation that turned out even better than expected!  Don’t you love it when that happens?

It’s a little bit spicy.
It’s a little bit crispy.
And it’s a whole ‘lotta savory.

Tuna Egg Scramble Sandwich 3Tuna and Egg Scramble Sandwich
Gluten-Free

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 tsp coconut oil
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
2 TB diced green onion
1 whole large egg
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp turmeric
fine sea salt
black pepper
5 oz can chunk tuna in water, drained
2 to 3 TB canned diced green chiles (depending on your spice preference)
4 slices of your favorite bread (gluten-free for me) + coconut oil or butter, if desired
2 tomato slices, optional
sriracha sauce or hot sauce, optional

Directions

1. In a medium skillet, warm coconut oil over medium heat.  Add peppers and onions to the pan.  Sautee for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, or until softened.

2. While the peppers and onions are cooking, whisk together egg, egg whites, turmeric, salt, and pepper.  Once the peppers and onions are softened, add your egg mixture to the pan.  Cook the eggs until they are almost scrambled to your likeness, or for approximately 3 minutes.

3. Add tuna and green chiles to the skillet.  Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until warm.

4. While the tuna and chiles are heating up, toast your bread.  If desired, spread each slice with a smear of coconut oil or butter.

5. Assemble both sandwiches and add a tomato slice and hot sauce for a little extra flavor.

Tuna Egg Scramble Sandwich 5Sure, tuna is not the most traditional breakfast food, but I promise it tastes delicious when scrambled with eggs and veggies.  Plus, who can say no to pretty much anything that is made in sandwich form?

If you cannot quite get on board with eating this for breakfast, it is perfectly acceptable for brunch or brinner, too!

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  • Leah April 20, 2015, 7:57 am
    Sounds very tasty! Leah recently posted...Ginger Clementine Old FashionedMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 8:12 am
      Thanks Leah! I hope you give it a try. It's a fun way to mix up breakfast! :)
  • Alissa Apel April 20, 2015, 8:11 am
    Tuna is great because if you get it from the can, there's no baking. I would gobble this up in a heart beat. Alissa Apel recently posted...Houdini By Think Fun Game ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 8:13 am
      Exactly!! I LOVE easy meals that you can literally throw together. The less cooking I have to do in the morning, the better ;)
  • Kat | curlsnchard.com April 20, 2015, 8:31 am
    This sounds interesting! I'm usually someone who eats sweet breakfast, so I'm not sure if I would eat it for breakfast. But, this sounds like something I would definitely eat for a light lunch or dinner! Kat | curlsnchard.com recently posted...Cherry Crumble Oatbake (vegan, refined sugar-free)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 10:29 am
      That is what is so perfect about this sandwich! If you aren't digging savory breakfasts, it makes for the perfect lunch or brinner :)
  • Jessie April 20, 2015, 8:52 am
    I'm not even going to act like I read the whole post @ first (I did go back though). I scrolled right to the recipe in excitement. This sandwich sounds very tasty. I think the addition of green chiles is brilliant. Jessie recently posted...Blue Diamond Almonds – My Go-To SnackMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 9:26 am
      Haha!! I thought you might like this one ;) I hope you try it out. I loved adding the green chiles for a little extra oomph!
    • Jessie April 20, 2015, 10:32 am
      I already plan on making it for lunch tomorrow :) Jessie recently posted...Blue Diamond Almonds – My Go-To SnackMy Profile
      • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 12:27 pm
        Yay! I hope you love it as much as I do :)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine April 20, 2015, 9:34 am
    When ever I eat tuna it is weird! It's my go-to protein for the most random dinner bowls when I don't feel like cooking anything!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 10:27 am
      It is the BEST for lazy cooking! Seriously, it could not get any easier!
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog April 20, 2015, 11:05 am
    Oh my gosh Hannah! You are making me so hungry. Tuna and eggs are two of my favorites. I've never mixed them together, but I'm going to have to try this one. I sometimes want tomato-y things for breakfast like pizza or spaghetti... Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...Relaxing Yoga At HomeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 12:25 pm
      If you love tuna and eggs then you MUST try them together!! I totally hear you on the pizza for breakfast thing. I made a breakfast "pizza" sandwich awhile back and it was delicious. You should be able to find the recipe here on the blog :)
  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks April 20, 2015, 11:06 am
    I've never tried tuna with eggs...but I love tuna with pretty much everything so I may need to give this a shot! Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks recently posted...Creamy Vegan Spring Vegetable PastaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 12:26 pm
      It is totally random, yes... but totally delicious! I hope you give my crazy combo a try ;)
  • Cheri Loughlin April 20, 2015, 12:07 pm
    I never thought to put scrambled eggs and tuna together, but this sounds super tasty. Will definitely have to try this for breakfast soon. Cheri Loughlin recently posted...DIY Homemade Vanilla LiqueurMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 12:29 pm
      It is definitely a random combination that I am still not quite sure how I thought up.. but it works! I hope you enjoy it!
  • Kim April 20, 2015, 1:29 pm
    That's a hearty breakfast sandwich! Kim recently posted...2 Days In Tampa Bay With KidsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 2:09 pm
      It definitely is! It kept me full for HOURS!
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health April 20, 2015, 1:46 pm
    I love how your creatively weird mind works. I would never thought to combine scrambled eggs and tuna for a sandwich but it sounds delicious and so satisfying! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Superfood Almond Joy SmoothieMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 2:10 pm
      I swear, the strangest combinations pop into my head at the weirdest times (when I'm trying to fall asleep at night, in the shower, etc.). Does that happen to you too?
  • nicole April 20, 2015, 6:42 pm
    I like tuna on pizza! nicole recently posted...Great lengths for a place in classMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 8:22 pm
      I haven't tried that, but have seen others do that. I'll have to add some to my next pizza!
  • Courtney Bentley April 20, 2015, 8:37 pm
    OMG this sounds so good and I have been trying to incorporate more Tumeric into my diet for its anti-inflammatory properties so this is perfect for me! Thank you!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 9:49 pm
      Turmeric is awesome! I love adding it to anything and everything that I can :)
  • Katie April 20, 2015, 9:48 pm
    This looks absolutely DELICIOUS! What a great way to start the morning. xo katie // a touch of teal
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 20, 2015, 9:50 pm
      Thanks Katie!! I hope you give it a try. It is definitely an awesome way to start the day, and it keeps you full for HOURS.
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien April 21, 2015, 3:02 pm
    Tuna and eggs sounds like a dream combo! Can't wait to dive into all this goodness. Pickle mandatory.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 21, 2015, 3:39 pm
      Thanks Alexis! I am definitely a big-time fan of the tuna/egg combo... and who doesn't love a good sandwich? I'm glad you agree with the pickle. When I hear "sandwich" I automatically think "must eat pickle." ;)
  • Kayley Pringle February 27, 2016, 4:57 pm
    Was craving both tuna and egg this morning for breakfast, so I googled recipes involving both. As expected not much came up but I'm happy this did! I'm about to make this now but I'll use wholemeal wraps instead! Yum, thanks!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 28, 2016, 9:55 am
      I hope you loved it as much as I do! I think the tuna/egg combo is a great one!

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