Tomato Basil Steel Cut Oats (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

I’m in love with savory porridges. And this 100% plant-based recipe for Tomato Basil Steel Cut Oats—filled with the sunny Italian flavors of heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, olives, walnuts, and baked tofu—is a genuine treat for the senses. Plus, the combination of fiber, slow-digesting carbs, protein, and healthy fats in the recipe will give this Tomato Basil Steel Cut Oats some nutritious lasting power. Make steel cut oats the day before, and reheat the next morning—garnishing with the toppings—if you want to enjoy this meal in minutes. With only 7 ingredients (not including pantry staples), it’s an easy go-to, satisfying breakfast you can enjoy over and over again. And why not serve it for “breakfast for dinner” too?

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Tomato Basil Steel Cut Oats (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats, uncooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 small heirloom tomatoes (or 2 medium), sliced thinly
  • 1 cup diced baked tofu (purchase prebaked or make it at home)
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 12 olives, drained
  • ½ cup fresh basil, sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper, as desired
  • Sea salt, as desired
  • Soymilk, plain, unsweetened, as desired

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small pot and add oats. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, to desired texture.
  2. Divide oatmeal among 4 bowls.
  3. Top each bowl with 1 small sliced heirloom tomato, 1/4 cup diced baked tofu, 2 tablespoons walnuts, 3 olives, and 2 tablespoons basil. Garnish with dusting of black pepper and sea salt (if desired). Serve with soymilk, as desired.

Notes

InstantPot Directions: Place oats and water in the container of the InstantPot. Press “Porridge” setting. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Follow steps 2 and 3 above.

Slowcooker Directions: Place oats and water in the container of the Slowcooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 8-12 hours. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Follow steps 2 and 3 above.

Learn how to make Savory Baked Tofu.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 323
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 241 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

For more plant-based oatmeal recipes, check out these recipes:

Cranberry Pear Steel Cut Oats
Savory Steel Cut Oats with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Tofu
Ginger Pear Date Oats

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