Well! Another day!

As you can see, I decided to start writing the name of the food in the actual title of the post. I found that even I get confused when I need to organize the blog and I don’t even know what foods are under what name! So yes, I love weird and long titles, but now they will be alongside the name of the recipe I’m giving you! Which, this time, happens to be a savory recipe!  How odd right? Well, even I can’t live only with sweets (though, sometimes I feel like I could I highly envy those people who don’t crave sweets!) and this time I decided to go for something healthy, but by no means less delicious. This is real comfort food my friends, and even if it sounds a weird combination for you, try it! You’ll be surprised.

And is so easy to make! I had it for lunch today and it was ah-ma-zing. And so versatile, you can choose different toppings and never get sick of it! So filling and creamy and decadent, you’ll never feel like you’re eating oatmeal! In fact, I kinds felt like I was having a fancy risotto, made in less than 15 minutes. This time I decided to use caramelized onions and red peppers, crumbled goat cheese, grated Parmesan, freshly grated black pepper and olive oil as my toppings, but you can go any route! Try it with other veggies, cheeses, meats, butter or sauces. The world is your bowl of (savory) oatmeal.

 

Caramelized Onions, Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Oatmeal

Inspired by Heather Eats Almond Butter and The Kitchn

 

Makes one generous portion

1/2 cup of oats (You can use any kind, but steel cut are recommended)

1 -1/2 cups of water

Large pinch of salt

1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced

1/3 of a red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 TBSP olive oil, for cooking

2 TBSP crumbled goat cheese

1 TBSP Parmesan cheese

Plenty of black pepper to taste

Olive oil to drizzle

 

Cook the water, oats and salt in a medium sauce pan, like you would with traditional oatmeal, until it thickens and reaches a consistency you like.

Meanwhile, cook the sliced onions and red bell pepper in a pan with the olive oil, over medium to high heat. You can add sugar to help caramelize them, but I find them sweet enough without it. Cook until slightly browned and soft.

Combine the oatmeal and vegetables. Top with the crumbled goat cheese, Parmesan cheese, black pepper and olive oil to finish. Dive in when the cheese begins to melt.

See? That easy! remember to season well and come up with new combinations! may I interest you with a few ideas?

Gorgonzola, Walnut and Grape Oatmeal from The Kitchn

Scallions and Soy Sauce Oatmeal from Mark Bittman

Fig, Pine Nut and Feta Oatmeal from Healthy Green Kitchen

I’m thinking it would go great with smoked salmon and green onions! or Sun dried tomatoes and basil! Yum! I think this is the beginning of a new obsession ;)

 

Have you tried savory oatmeal?

 

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