Ingredients: 12 quail eggs, 1/2 pound bacon, 1 cup avocado, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 head Romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder, 1 teaspoon lime juice, pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
- In a large frying pan over medium-low heat, cook half a pound of bacon (about 6-8 slices). Set aside to cool.
- In a small sauce pan, bring a couple inches of water to a rapid boil. Add a dozen quail eggs and boil them for 2 ½ minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Thinly slice 1 head of Romaine lettuce (about 3-4 cups) and divide evenly between two plates.
- Slice 1 cup cherry tomatoes and 1 cup of avocado, dividing them evenly between the two plates.
- Once the bacon has cooled, break it into small pieces and add it to the plates.
- Once the quail eggs have cooled, peel them carefully then slice them in half and add them to the plates.
- Combine ½ cup paleo mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of ancho chili powder, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper, ¼ teaspoon cumin, a pinch of salt, and a teaspoon of fresh lime juice in a food processor until mixed and drizzle across the salad.
With a high ratio of yolk to the egg white, quail eggs are very nutrient dense. In fact, they are slightly more nutrient dense than chicken eggs, and they taste slightly richer, making them one of the healthiest and yummiest foods you can eat! Though their cholesterol content is high, as with all eggs, quail eggs lack some of the bad cholesterol of chicken eggs. That means that they are very high in high-density lipoproteins (HDL), or “good fats”, which actually help to lower the levels of damage-causing, bad fats in the body. Combining the quail eggs with the avocado, which is also high in healthy fats, this dish can reduce your risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, or heart attack. Also, of individuals allergic to chicken eggs, some have been found to have no reactions to quail eggs. So, if you are allergic to chicken eggs, quail eggs might be a wonderful alternative in your baking and cooking!
NOTE: If your egg allergies are severe, the source of the egg may not make a difference. I would suggest consulting your clinical nutritionist before trying.