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Holiday Vegetarian Recipe Ingredients

Today, I am making a holiday vegetarian recipe for brunch! Here in Asheville, there is a restaurant called the Sunny Point Cafe and they make the best breakfasts. One of the things that I love to order when we go there is their Huevos Rancheros!

I love the fresh tortilla chips, eggs and feta combination along with the beans. With the holiday season now in full force, I wanted to share my version of huevos rancheros to celebrate the season and bring in the new year! I hope that you enjoy them as much as me and my family do!

I also added Wild Blueberries to the beans also give this recipe a boost of healthiness also! Rich in vitamin C and fiber. But it is the beneficial phytochemicals that blueberries contain that helps fight cancer, boosts brain function, reduces heart disease risk and prevents diabetes.

In my research, I found that black beans are considered a blue food similar in phytochemicals found in the blueberries so it only makes sense that they could be paired together to make something delicious!

You might had never thought about adding wild blueberries to black beans but the flavors of them together along with Mexican inspired ingredients, give a little sweet and heat at the same time. And they pair wonderfully together.

Holiday Vegetarian Recipe

Heuvos Rancheros: the king of brunch!
The crunchy tortillas, the juicy salsa, the creamy avocado, the softness of the egg and the salty, the spiciness of the beans, the crumbly of the feta are a few of the ingredients of success.

Wild Blueberry Huevos Rancheros

The secret ingredient for this holiday vegetarian recipe is the blueberries that I added to the beans! This recipe is packed full of flavors, color and it’s a great way to get some veggies!

Makes 4-6 servings.

1 cup wild blueberries

15-ounce canned black beans

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 cup of beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup purple onion, chopped

4-6 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

6-8 tortillas


1 ounce crumbled

Dollop of yogurt, if desired

1 sliced avocado

1-2 tablespoons of canola oil

Holiday Brunch Ideas
The fresh salsa along with the freshly cook chips make a difference for the heuvos rancheros.

Tomato and Cilantro Fresh Salsa

1 cup chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup chopped purple onion

1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped

1 clove minced garlic

Juice from one lime

Salt to taste

Directions for salsa:

Mix the tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime and salt. Allow the salsa to sit at least 30 minutes to meld all the flavors.

A Flavorful Bean Recipe
I have always heard that black beans contain some of the blueberries’ purple food pigments! Making this recipe helped me see it is true!

To make the heuvos rancheros:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a cutting board, cut each tortilla into eight triangles. Brush both sides of the tortilla with oil and place on a cookie sheet. Bake until the tortillas are crispy on both sides. Take it out of the oven and allow it to cool. Add 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet and saute onions and garlic. Add cumin, chili powder, and coriander, then add beans. Add a little water if the beans dry, and cook for about 5 minutes. Take off the heat and add blueberries.

You can prepare the eggs any way you want, but I like my scrambled. Heat a skillet. Add eggs in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add eggs to the skillet and cook as desired.

To assemble on plates, add beans and eggs. Top with salsa. Garnish with feta, avocado, and yogurt. Attractively divide the tortilla triangles. I spread mine around the bottom of the plate.

Here are the additional holiday vegetarian recipes for the Brunch

In addition to these huevos rancheros, I have put together a collection of holiday vegetarian recipes for brunch, but you can have them any time of year or even for a quick supper!

10 Vegetarian Brunch Recipes for the Holidays – Vine Ripe Nutrition

This carrot cake oatmeal recipe would taste delicious, too!

I hope that your holidays are warm and cozy and that this huevos rancheros recipe is a delicious idea to brighten your celebration! As a registered dietitian nutritionist living in Asheville, I enjoy making delicious recipes and meals for my family and friends.

I hope some of my ideas inspire you to get to cooking in your kitchen! I love fixing holiday vegetarian recipes for brunch this time of year! Brunch can be a festive, approachable meal for gatherings at this time of year. It’s a great way to start the day! If you are looking to “up your game on plant-based eating”, you may be interested in healthy vegetarian meal plan (,

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