Loaded Breakfast Potatoes w/ Tempeh Chorizo, Pistachio Queso and Toasted Pepita Crunch
Difficulty: 3/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 2/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 45 minutes
The Challenge: Loaded Breakfast Potatoes
Holy smokes - welcome to breakfast paradise! Nom nom nom. You’ll be in heaven when you dig into this dish! Welcome to loaded vegan breakfast potatoes. Breakfast potatoes are delicious. Breakfast potatoes are even more delicious when topped with dope things like chorizo / queso / and a pepita sunflower crunch.
There are a few layers of absolute wonderfulness here, and we speed the process up to make this a nice easy dish to make for brunch some weekend. It has a little heat to it so it will be perfect to warm you up during these cold winter weekends.
First, we start with breakfast potatoes. I actually really love cooking potatoes in the microwave for par boil … sue me! But its a quick way to get them to par boil before pan frying for that amazing sear. We used new potatoes in this dish because I think it has a better crunch!
From there, we made a beautiful pistachio queso cheese. Ever tried pistachios in your cheese? ITS EPIC. I hate cashew cheese. Why? Because its too sweet. Pistachios, though, have that nutty salty smoky flavor, and its perfect for any cheesy spread you want to make. We also use my lentil chorizo recipe and replace it with tempeh to create this amazing tempeh-based chorizo.
Finally, we toast up some pepitas + sunflower seeds in a dry pan with some spices to create a delicious textural element and crunch to the dish. Don’t forget fresh avocado, a chipotle sauce, and some other fresh ingredients to blend out the dish.
In the end, its an AMAZING breakfast dish that will just sing YUMMMMMMMMMM. And your homies will literally say OMG you rock chef. Crush it with this breakfast dish!
Let’s get into it!
4 medium new potatoes, medium cubed
2 tbl vegan butter
Spices: 1/2 tsp sea salt, pinch of pepper, 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning (creole), pinch of cumin
3/4 cup raw pistachios (if roasted, remove salt)
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
3 tbl nutritional yeast
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 lemon, juiced
Spices: large pinch of sea salt + pepper + smoked paprika
1/3 cup vegetable broth
1 tbl olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
10oz of tempeh
Spices: 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp coriander, 1/4 tsp ground bay leaves, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbl apple cider vinegar
Toasted Pepita Crunch
1/4 cup pepitas, raw
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, raw
Spices: large pinch of sea salt + pepper + smoked paprika + coriander + creole seasoning
large handful of roughly torn cilantro
2-3 green onions, diced
1-2 avocados, chopped
chipotle aioli (optional - 1/4 cup vegan mayo, 1/2 lime juiced, 2 chipotles in adobo sauce + 1 tbl of adobo sauce)
Equipment You'll Need:
Mixing Bowls . Sharp Chopping Knife . Measuring Cups + Spoons . Cutting Board . MIcrowave-Safe Bowl . Large Frying Pan . Food Processor . Medium Frying Pan . Small Frying Pan . Whisk
Before You Cook:
Wash and chop fresh ingredients