Looking for more healthy breakfast meals ideas? This toasted english muffin with veggies and creamy spreadable cheese makes a delicious start to the day.
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Real California Milk products and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
When I wake up I tend to crave something sweet for breakfast such as fruit, yogurt or muffins, but then after about an hour I want all things savory. Back in my college days, I used to stop by the bagel shop and get the veggie bagel sandwich which was vegetable cream cheese topped with all the fresh veggies. I thought I was being so healthy, but you know we finally learned bagels everyday isn’t such a good choice. Ha.
Anyway, those delicious sandwiches inspired this Open Face Veggie Cheese Toast using a lighter carb english muffin instead of a bagel. I kept it simple with a delicious spreadable California cheese as the base, topped with fresh Spring veggies like radish, watercress, cucumber and tomato and chives, topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette for an extra pop of flavor. Sooooo good!
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When you see the seal you can feel good knowing that the product is certified as having been made with 100% Real California Milk from Real California dairy families, 99% of which are family owned. I was lucky enough to have lived 5 fabulous years in San Diego, so I am always a fan of supporting that beautiful state!
A little cheese goes a long way, especially when you are using Real California spreadable cheese. It’s like a softer cream cheese with a little more flavor. Yum! However if you can’t find it, a California cream cheese would be awesome too.
Now carry on and go eat your breakfast! 🙂
- 1 whole grain english muffin, toasted
- 2 Tablespoons California spreadable cheese
- 2 large tomato slices
- 6 cucumber slices
- 4 radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 cup watercress
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- For the dressing:
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- For the dressing: add all ingredients to a jar, place a lid on tightly and shake well until combined.
- For the veggie toast, toast the english muffin. Spread 1 tablespoon of California spreadable cheese on each half. Top with each half with 1 tomato slice, 3 cucumber slices, half of the radishes and half of the watercress. Drizzle with a teaspoon of dressing and fresh chives.
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