Chef Jonathan Gushue's Japanese breakfast salad

At our annual Sounds of the Season event, chef Jonathan Gushue of The Berlin showed us how to add just a few choice ingredients to food bank staples to produce a delicious dish.

Adding a few choice ingredients to food bank staples can produce a delicious dish

Chef Jonathan Gushue made this Japanese Breakfast Salad for our Sounds of the Season event. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

Chef Jonathan Gushue of The Berlin says adding just a few, inexpensive ingredients to items that are food bank staples can take dinner up a level.

At our annual Sounds of the Season event at TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener, Gushue showed us how to make a Japanese breakfast salad, and he was kind enough to share the recipe with us.

Jonathan Gushue's Japanese Breakfast Salad

Serves 4


1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced
2/3 cup cooked black beans
1 cup cooked, medium grain rice
6 eggs, whipped
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp soy sauce
½ bunch cilantro, chopped
1 sweet potato, peeled, diced and cooked in salted water
1 cup sweet corn kernels, cooked
½ cup toasted sesame seeds
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp chili paste or diced, cooked chili


Mix the egg with the sugar and soy and cook. Scramble until dry and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.

Add the egg mixture and combine. Adjust seasoning with sesame oil and chili paste.

Garnish with extra sesame seeds. Serve at room temperature.


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