Savory Salsa Oatmeal


A different twist on oatmeal. Packed with vegetables, cheese, and salsa, this is super healthy and delicious. Even if you're not an oatmeal fan you should give this a try. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you like or add Tabasco® or chiles for some heat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Total Time:
31 mins
1 serving


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives

  • 2 tablespoons cooked black beans

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons salsa

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 egg

  • ½ avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced

  • 1 tablespoon sour cream


  1. Combine water, oats, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high in the microwave until the water is absorbed and oats are tender, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Cook onion, red bell pepper, olives, and black beans in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir onion mixture, salsa, and Cheddar cheese into cooked oatmeal.

  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook egg to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes. Top oatmeal with fried egg. Garnish with diced avocado and sour cream.

Cook's Notes:

Prepare oatmeal on the stovetop according to directions on the package if preferred.

One possible variation: Substitute scallions, mushrooms, and snap peas for the onion, pepper, olives, and beans. Substitute soy sauce for the salsa. Omit the avocado and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

618 Calories
37g Fat
52g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 618
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 222mg 74%
Sodium 1272mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 63mg 313%
Calcium 338mg 26%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1127mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.