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Breakfast Bruschetta | High-Protein Brunch

Breakfast Bruschetta | High-Protein Brunch
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Brunch just got a summer upgrade.

In the mood to treat yourself to something a bit extra at the weekend? This incredible breakfast bruschetta recipe is definitely one to dish up.

Bruschetta is a classic Italian dish that’s simple, delicious, and bursting with fresh flavours. We’ve added a twist to this warm weather favourite by throwing in some sizzling pancetta pieces to the traditional tomato topping and serving with two perfectly poached eggs for an extra protein hit.

Serves 1

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  • Olive oil
  • 40g pancetta
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (diced)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ red onion (diced)
  • 1 handful coriander (chopped)
To serve:
  • Vine cherry tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • Sourdough toast


  1. Begin by frying your pancetta over a medium heat until cooked through and crispy. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, red onion, and coriander to the bowl and season with salt & pepper. Stir well to combine everything and set aside.
  3. Next, add the vine cherry tomatoes to a pan with a little oil and gently fry for a few minutes until softened. While the tomatoes are cooking, toast a couple of slices of sourdough bread.
  4. Meanwhile, place a pan of boiling water over a medium heat and crack your eggs into a small dish. Then carefully pour egg each one at a time into the pan of water and leave to poach for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Build up your breakfast bruschetta by spooning the pancetta & tomato mix on top of your sourdough toast, followed by the poached eggs, and vine tomatoes on the side. Garnish with a little coriander and a crack of black pepper – then dig in!

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Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat26g
Total Carbohydrates41g
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class. On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin. Find out more about Lauren’s experience here: