Gluten-free Greek Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Peppers (Avga me Tomates/ Αυγά με Vτομάτες)
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'Avga me domates' (pronounced: ahv-GAH meh doh-MAH-tes) in Greek translates to eggs with tomatoes, think scrambled eggs but with the rich flavours from the Mediterranean.
Eggs are not typically eaten for breakfast in Greece, this dish is usually served for lunch, but I love having it for brunch.
This is a classic Greek dish where ripe and juicy tomatoes are grated, then sauteed with green peppers until their juices reduce down. Garlic is added with a pinch of sugar to bring out the tomatoes, salt, a grind of black pepper. Crumble some feta over and serve on a couple thick slick slices of gluten-free bread.
This is my grandmothers recipe, and it's true when they say the simplest meals are often the best meals.
2 beef tomatoes, grated
1 green horned/banana pepper, chopped into 1x1cm pieces
3 Tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp coconut sugar (omit for keto)
Good grind of black pepper
Salt to taste
4 large eggs
Grate the tomatoes using the large blades of a cheese grater.
Add the olive oil to a large pan then pour in all the pulp and juices and sauté over medium heat for a few minutes.
Add the sugar and minced garlic and when it smells good add in the green pepper cubes.
Continue reducing the sauce until all the liquid has evaporated.
Crack the eggs in a small bowl and lighty whisk with a fork.
Add the eggs to the pan with the tomatoes and gently mix/scrample them together.
Season with sea salt to taste and a good grind of pepper.
SERVE THIS WITH.
Crumbled feta cheese
Tomatoes - are a good source of vitamin C and potassium, and rich in lycopene, a natural antioxidant that gives tomatoes their nice red colour. It can help improve heart health, lower risk of cancer and great for skin and vision. (Source)
Eggs (organic) - are incredibly nutritious, a great source of protein, healthy fats and they help elevate levels of HDL (the "good") cholesterol, which is linked to a lower risk of many diseases. (Source)
Banana peppers - good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and folate which are essential for maintaining heart health and antioxitants to help reduce cancer risk. (Source)
Greek extra virgin olive oil - specifically Greek oil, has the lowest acidity (approximately 0.5%) and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Benefits may include anti-inflammatory properties, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and improves bone calcification. (Source)
Garlic - contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and ageing, helps improve blood pressure, cholesterol and bone health. (Source)
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