These vegetarian breakfast burritos are packed with protein and are a delicious way to kick off the day. Packed with flavor from hummus, roasted tomatoes and cheese, these burritos leave nothing more to be desired.

overhead photograph of preparation of vegetarian breakfast burritos on a butting board.

I have a love hate relationship with all kinds or burritos. And when it comes to breakfast burritos, they always sounds like a good idea, but often come up short. They’re either too big and stuffed with unwanted ingredients—slowing me down before the day has even begun—or they’re simply scrambled eggs wrapped in a tortilla. No thanks, and boring.

Photograph of a breakfast burrito on a wood cutting board

I wanted to create a recipe for breakfast burritos that was satisfying, flavorful, and healthy. Hummus, roasted tomatoes, and perfectly cooked eggs come together to elevate a breakfast favorite from stale to stellar.

Overhead photograph of a bowl of eggs, shredded cheese and fresh kale

How do you make breakfast burritos?

For these vegetarian breakfast burritos, I start by roasting cherry tomatoes with shallots and a dash of coriander.

While the tomatoes roast, I get scrambling. For the best breakfast burrito, I recommend making soft scrambled eggs. To do so, simply remove them from the heat while they are still a tad wet.

Off heat, I fold in a hearty hand full of pepper Jack cheese and chopped kale for some greens.

I add a schemer of hummus for flavor, sauciness and just a bit more protein. Finally, before rolling up the burritos, I add a few slices of creamy avocado and fresh cilantro for a fresh finish. Hot sauce optional.

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overhead photograph of preparation of vegetarian breakfast burritos on a butting board.

Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 burritos 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These protein-packed vegetarian breakfast burritos are the perfect way to start any day. Made with cheesy, soft scrambled eggs, roasted tomatoes, and a smear of hummus, these burritos will satisfy even the hungriest of appetites.


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander (or cumin)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 4 whole-grain tortillas (8-inch)
  • ¼ cup garlic hummus
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Hot sauce


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Toss tomatoes, shallots, olive oil, and coriander together; season with salt and pepper. Arrange tomatoes and shallots on a baking sheet and roast until shallots are golden and tomatoes release their juices, 25 minutes.

Beat together eggs and season season with salt and pepper.

Coat a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray, pour eggs into skillet over medium-low heat and cook, scraping long ribbons through the pan with a rubber spatula, until large curds begin to form but eggs are still wet.

Off heat, fold in cheese and kale.

Toast tortillas over low heat on stovetop until warmed through and slightly charred on each side.

Spread 1 tablespoon hummus on each tortilla then divide tomato mixture, egg mixture, and sliced avocado between tortillas. Sprinkle cilantro and hot sauce (if using) over eggs then roll each tortilla into a burrito by first folding the bottom side up and over the filling, then folding the side in and rolling tightly, ending seam-side down.


  • Serving Size: 1 burrito
  • Calories: 345
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 245mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 335mg

Keywords: Vegetarian Burrito, Breakfast Burrito

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I received free samples of Sabra Spreads. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


Looking for more breakfast burritos? Check out this recipe I developed for Eating Well!

Chicken, Kale & Black Bean Burritos 

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About The Author

Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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