Basic Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito with Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Breakfast Burrito
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 burrito (serves 1)

Bored of the usual breakfast routine? Vegetarian breakfast burritos make for a fun breakfast if you're tired of the usual cereal or pancakes, and kids love them too. This vegetarian breakfast burrito recipe with eggs, salsa, and cheese, is very basic, so you can always add extra spices or vegetables or whatever you want. Keep cooking quick and simple for breakfast on the go.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or butter or margarine)
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 soft flour tortilla​

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs together with the milk until well beaten. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Heat the oil or butter in a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.

  3. Carefully add the eggs to the skillet. Cook the eggs, frequently mixing, until you have scrambled eggs of the desired consistency.

  4. Warm the flour tortilla in the microwave for a few seconds, just until it is warm and soft. Place the scrambled eggs in the center of the flour tortilla, and top with cheese and salsa.

  5. Wrap and enjoy your vegetarian breakfast burrito!


  • Try adding a dash of hot sauce and some scallions to your breakfast burrito if you have them on hand.
  • While some people believe that the dietary cholesterol in eggs can raise your cholesterol and lead to heart disease, that's not the case. In fact, eggs can be a part of a very healthy diet. Research shows that eating eggs can help build strong muscles, contribute to brain health, boost immunity, and energy production, lower your risk of developing heart disease, aid in weight loss and help with eye and skin health, among other benefits.
  • You have a lot of options for choosing eggs for your breakfast burrito. To choose the healthiest and most humanely raised eggs, look for eggs that are from local farms, or eggs with a label indicating the chickens were pasture-raised, cage-free or free-range. Don't be fooled by the term organic: It doesn't necessarily mean that the chickens were humanely raised or that the eggs will be more nutritious.


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