Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sesame Greens with Overnight Oats and Cashews #FantasticalFoodFight


I love the Fantastical Food Fight coordinated by Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. For more information about the event, click here.


I haven't been very good at participating recently, but this year, I'm aiming to be better. To kick off 2018, we were given the challenge of making a recipe with oatmeal. So. Many. Possibilities.


You can make savory oat bowls; you can bake it into bread. I use it to make homemade granola and granola bars. And I've even made oat-chata.





Overnight Oats
But do you know what I see everywhere, but have never attempted myself? Overnight oats!


I decided that this was the perfect event to do that. Still, Jake and I are off of added sugars this month, so I needed to go savory.

Ingredients serves 2

Basic Overnight Oats
  • 1 C old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • 1-1/4 C milk 
  • 1/2 C plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • 1 T flaxseed meal 
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper
Sesame Greens
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 C chopped greens (I used kale and chard)
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 t toasted sesame oil
  • 1 T hot sauce (optional)
Garnish
  • poached eggs
  • 1/2 C cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 T green onions, chopped
  • freshly ground pepper
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • fresh herbs (I used cilantro)

Procedure

Basic Overnight Oats
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight; stir. Divide oat mixture between 2 bowls.


Sesame Greens
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add kale and chard, salt, and pepper, and cook until greens are slightly wilted, about 5-7 minutes. Add sesame oil and hot sauce, if using; remove from heat.


Garnish
Spoon oats into a serving bowl and top with cashews, green onions, and cilantro. Serve greens on the side, topped with a poached egg. Sprinkle everything with sesame seeds and a few grinds of black pepper.


I love how flexible a base the overnight oats are. I can't wait to try more variations. Stay tuned.

10 comments:

  1. Oats are the perfect savory side for this breakfast and I love the addition of cashews.

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  2. What a terrific idea to use oats in a savory meal!

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  3. I love how you turned oats into a savory dish! Great idea!

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  4. Can't go wrong with Bob's Red Mill. Great product.

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  5. That looks like a wonderful meal! I love your savory oatmeals!

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  6. i love overnight oats! i need to try savory oats now. :)

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  7. So many ways to try oats! It gives new meaning to oatmeal for dinner.

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  8. I love the savory take on your overnight oats- I am trying this with that sesame mixture!

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  10. Savory oatmeal is GENIUS! I don't think I have ever seen anyone do oatmeal like that?! :) I have to admit though that I cannot take my eyes off those greens. Yum!

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