Mish-Mash – a fresh and healthy vegetarian breakfast

The dictionary definition for mishmash is “a collection or mixture of unrelated things; a hodgepodge”. And this is exactly what this is. A mixture of vegetables, eggs, cheese and spices, seemingly unrelated but that go so well together. 

In Bulgaria, mish-mash is a traditional meal which we typically make for lunch or dinner. It is most common during the summer when there is an abundance of vegetables. To make sure they don’t get spoiled we would quickly mix them with eggs and feta and prepare this easy and nutritious meal.

I don’t know what took me so long to make a mish-mash in my own home in America. As eggs are a key ingredient, I adapted to local taste, and offered it for breakfast, not dinner.  Since I first made it, Aaron would ask for mish-mash pretty much every weekend morning.  He loves it because it is fresh and tasty but also super healthy – just the perfect balance of proteins, fibers and vitamins. A true breakfast for champions.

 What is your favorite homemade breakfast?


Serves 4 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 medium tomatoes , peeled and diced
  • 3 red peppers, roasted, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup (8oz) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Sauté onions until translucent. Add tomatoes and peppers. Cook until vegetables are soft and liquid evaporates. Stir in feta. Add oregano and crushed red peppers. Add eggs and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

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6 Responses to Mish-Mash – a fresh and healthy vegetarian breakfast

  1. Susan says:

    I’m going to try this when we have guests in a few weeks because it sounds so nutritious. They’ll get a good start for a day of skiing. Also, I’ll forward this terrific recipe to my vegetarian friends. In our family, a favorite breakfast treat is either an egg sandwich or more recently waffles. For the waffles, I like to use whole wheat flour which imparts a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. We like to use Loveless cafe blackberry jam with the waffles.

  2. Great breakfast idea. Could really change up the vegetables depending on the season too. Can see this becoming a favorite. Thanks so much.

  3. Alisa says:

    This looks wonderful. I’m saving this recipe so I could try it tomorrow

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