Breakfast “Sushi”

Ever have one of those moments where you do something without much thought at all and then end up feeling like a complete GENIUS?

Yesterday morning was one of those moments.

As you guys know, I’m always looking for good low-carb breakfast ideas that are quick… and easy to whip up with my zombie brain after a 10-hour night shift.

On my drive home after work, all I could think about was eggs…and the drool-worthy #yolkporn I posted on Instagram last week:

Toast + hummus + egg = HEAVEN!

To make this breakfast more suited for my pre-faceplant status, I decided to enlist the help of my new favorite tortillas:

Seriously Joe, how could you have hid these from me for all those years?!

Originally, I was just going to wrap it up and call it a night morning, but then I spied some roasted asparagus and avocado in the fridge and well, any quick and easy breakfast that also sneaks in some veggies (ok, avocado is technically a fruit) is alright in my book…and heck, why not throw in a few shredded carrots while we’re at it! 😉

So I threw in the veggies (and the fruit) and rolled up my creation and THAT’S when the moment occurred…

Sushi for BREAKFAST!
Because I obviously didn’t get enough over the weekend! 😉

Breakfast “Sushi”

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3-5 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast high protein low-carb egg whites tortillas hummus

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 whole wheat low-carb tortilla (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1 tablespoons prepared hummus
  • 3-4 spears cooked asparagus
  • 1 small carrot, sliced into strips
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • sriracha and furikake for garnish


1. Set a small non-stick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Add egg whites to skillet and allow to cook, without stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until set.
3. Using a spatula, carefully flip egg white patty and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
4. Spread hummus mixture evenly across tortilla and top with egg patty, asparagus, carrot strips, and avocado slices.
5. Roll tortilla, tucking the veggies tightly within and cut into 6-8 slices.
6. Drizzle with sriracha and sprinkle with furikake.

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I picked up a jar of furikake at my local Asian market a few months ago and LOVE it, but if you don’t have access to it, feel free to sub in sesame seeds or even chia seeds for that extra “pop”!

That is if you can keep yourself from “popping” them straight into your mouth after plating! 😉

What was your last “genius” moment?

Be sure to enter KMB’s birthday giveaway if you haven’t already…that case of Chobani isn’t going to win itself!!

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38 Responses to Breakfast “Sushi”

  1. Brilliant! Nothing better than whipping out the chopsticks in the AM 🙂

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I actually thought about trying to eat them with chopsticks but yeah, after that stroke of genius, my mind just couldn’t handle the coordination needs required for that! Lol

  2. Oh my GOODNESS. I definitely need to make this for lunch today. What a great idea! I still haven’t perfected the rolling the egg white in tortilla trick though – I always end up with a mess. xo

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Steady hand and patience…and it helps if the skillet you use is smaller than your tortilla, otherwise, I know EXACTLY what you mean…and I have the hummus stain on the elbow of my shirt to prove it! 😉

  3. How pretty! I’ll have to try this 🙂

  4. Lucie says:

    Love that recipe! They look so delicious. I felt genius last Monday. I managed to cook an omelet without messing it up for the first time. VERY genius 🙂

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you, Lucie! And congrats on the geniusness! I know it took me a while to master the art of the omelet flip! 😉

  5. This is genius!! I need your creative brain!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Well, with the way these comments are going, by the end of the night, my head should be big enough that I’d have some to share! 😉 Lol

  6. Sushi for breakfast?! Well that just sounds amazing. Looks amazing too.

    Your egg looks good too. That’s what I was craving for lunch today, I had a poached egg on wholegrain toast with smushed avocado and some chicken. Definately hit the spot.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Mmm, sounds like a winning combo…nothing like avocado and a runny yolk! I’m SO glad I finally figured out how to poach an egg for the first time this year!

  7. I’m more than a little sad I already ate breakfast. And I’m out of tortillas. Trying this ASAP… without the asparagus. *shudder*

    How many carbs do those tortillas have in them? I usually buy the Sonoma low-carb brand from the farmer’s market. I think it has 11g?

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, I laughed out loud at the asparagus comment! Still not over the nightmares just yet, huh? 🙁

      These have 10 grams of carbs and SEVEN grams of fiber! Holy SHIT…like seriously! Bahahaha!

  8. You’re definitely a genius! I swear one of these days I WILL come over for breakfast. 😉

  9. You really are a genius!!! This is such an amazing idea!

  10. I saw the title of this post and my reaction was “OMG! That IS genius!” I have a sushi obsession so getting it in for breakfast is one of the best ideas I’ve seen recently. You’re awesome!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha, thanks girlie! I still can’t get over how the idea just popped into my head…AFTER a 10 hour night-shift! Pretty sure I need a plaque or something commemorating this moment! 😉

  11. Now this is the kind of sushi I can definitely get into (not a fishy fan here). And I’m kinda, sorta jealous about your geniusness. I can’t really remember when my last genius moment was… unless you count the brilliant idea of sprinkling nutmeg into yogurt – that was pretty good 😉

  12. Genius is right!! I’m super impressed and can’t wait to try these. I think I’ll scramble my eggs first and throw in some yolk (mmmm yolk porn), maybe a little hot sauce. Damn KMB; you are GOOD!

  13. Allie says:

    I will not disagree with the genius-ness of this idea. Or the amazing-ness of those TJ’s tortillas. Plus an excuse for sriracha first thing in the morning? Even better.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I know, right? And that was my last one! Don’t look at me funny if I grab five packs next time we go to TJ’s! I’ll turn my head if you want to buy 10 things of winter spice coffee! 😉

      • Allie says:

        I will never look at someone funny for buying TJ’s seasonal products (or any products…) in bulk 😉 Just ask my five boxes of candy cane green tea! And I may have to buy five of EACH coffee flavor, the ginger’s been growing and growing on me the more I drink it, but I still love the wintry spice…I just don’t know which one’s better!

        • kissmybroccoli says:

          Haha! I would love to see you hobbling up to the register with 10 containers of coffee! Can I video it? 😉 I think I’ve decided on the gingerbread…the spiciness comes through more when I mix it with half decaf than the wintry spice does.

  14. As a fellow sushi lover, you know I LOVE this idea! Eating a wrap in sushi form is so much cooler than eating in just rolled up. 😀

  15. kris says:

    YUM. i loveee furikake!

  16. Jessie says:

    I swear, if only we all had your genius and creative mind.. this world would be filled with delicious meals & snacks.

  17. That is awesome. LOVE it. It would be easy to make vegan, too, with crumbled tofu instead of eggs. 🙂

    I’ve seen that rice seasoning at Whole Foods and wondered about it. Thanks for doing the research for me. And those wraps?!?! I KNOW! They are so delicious. I was going through a phase where I literally would just pull them straight out of the package, rip them apart, and shove them in my mouth…a bit rabidly actually.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, I’ve done that! They are just so buttery tasting! Yum! And seriously, the furikake is AMAZING! I’ve been putting it on everything! Hmm, and now I want to try this with tofu! You’re a genius m’dear! 🙂

  18. I have those wraps! Always pick them up at TJ’s. this looks like lunch tomorrow!

    My last genius moment was mixing spicy black bean dip and mango 🙂

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