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I had a quarter of a pack of rocket sitting in the fridge, looking a little bit forlorn and two Quorn sausages starting to get a bit frost-bitten in the back of the freezer, so for us, this recipe was a perfect choice.

It is adapted from a wonderful recipe taken from the Giraffe Cook Book which is very much a favourite of the boys; and I must say, I always like eating there, their food always manages to taste really fresh and light; I love their scrambled eggs in particular.

So, here it is, today’s lunch…

Avocado, tomato and Egg Burrito (Adapted from the Giraffe Cook Book)

You will need:

1) 2 sausages, cooked and sliced. (I’m using Quorn, normal sausages are fine for meat eaters)

2) 150g fresh tomatoes, chopped.

3) 3-4 eggs, whisked. (Original recipe recommends 8…but we don’t have that many!)

4) 4 flour tortillas.

5) Cheddar cheese, sliced. (8 slices is recommended; they also recommend Monterey Jack cheese, but we don’t have any!)

6) 1 avocado, stoned and flesh diced.

7) 2 handfuls of rocket

8) chilli flakes to taste.

9) 1/2 tsp paprika.

10) olive oil.


How to make it:

1) Preheat your oven to 180c.

2) If you haven’t already, cook your sausages according to pack instructions, and chop into slices. Whilst still on the hob, add the whisked eggs, stirring occasionally. (Make sure you have enough olive oil in there to ensure the eggs don’t stick.)


3) Add the tomatoes, chilli flakes and paprika, then remove from the heat. Stir in thoroughly, and then divide the mix into each tortilla. Fold the tortilla, place on an oven tray, and put two slices of cheese on top of each one.


4) Pop into the oven for five mins, or until the cheese has melted.

5) Whilst the tortillas are in the oven, quickly toss the rocket with the avocado and a bit of olive oil.


6) Remove the tortillas from the oven, sprinkle the avocado mix on top, and serve!


Total Cost: About £4.00 in total. £1.00 per person.

The Verdict? DB2 cried when he saw it. To be fair though, he had just woken up. DB1 on the other hand, was quite happy to gobble it up and ploughed his way through half, which, given we’d given him an adult portion, was no mean feat. As for OH and I; we really liked it a lot. Delicious light flavours (very Giraffe!) and of course, avocado and tomato as a combination always works very nicely. To make it less heavy, I think in future, I might leave out the eggs; but they did lend it a nice weighty touch!