Eggs … you gotta love ’em. While they typically play a supporting role in lunch, dinner , and dessert dishes, their star moment is, of course, at the breakfast table. All too often, though, we can feel challenged to punch up this essential ingredient with some creative pizzazz.
One way to get excited about eggs again is by pairing them with one of nature’s most multifaceted fruits, the avocado. Here are four tasty recipes you’re sure to love.
This baked egg recipe, simple to prepare, requires a hot oven, a halved avocado (pit removed), two eggs, and some herbs. Carefully separate the egg yolks from the whites, and pour one yolk into each avocado half’s cavity. Top it off with some of the egg white, chopped chives, parsley, salt, and pepper. Place the fruit on a baking tray and then into a preheated 350-degree oven, and presto! Fifteen minutes later, you have the ideal power breakfast. Top it off with some bacon crumbs if you’re feeling decadent, then dig in. The best part? No dishes!
The microwave is your morning insta-bestie if you’re in a hurry. Poaching an egg in a microwave is as easy as cracking an egg into a mug of water, covering it, and zapping it for 45 seconds. The result? A deliciously soft center that will be perfect perched atop a wholesome piece of toast spread with smashed avocado. Sprinkle on some chile flakes for a bit of heat and start your day off just right.
Isn’t a boiled egg the perfect portable snack? It’s ideal just about anywhere, is easy to prepare, and quick and satisfying to eat. If you prefer to fancy them up a bit, take four hard-boiled eggs and one avocado and dice them into cubes. Add a dollop of mayo and some of your favorite seasonings such as salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, a snip of fresh herbs (chives, parsley, or dill work well), and combine these into the creamiest egg salad you’ll ever have. Use this to top off a healthy romaine salad or dab it between two slices of bread for a delicious breakfast sandwich.
Sure, you probably think of salad as a lunch or dinner dish, but filling salads are a good breakfast go-to, especially when they involve ingredient combinations you don’t typically have in the morning. Just toss a can of rinsed chickpeas and rinsed, canned corn into a bowl for a solid foundation. Add a diced avocado and some chopped herbs; scallions and parsley will do just fine. Combine these with a bit of salt and pepper and then fry an egg sunnyside up or over-easy, whatever your favorite default is. Top the salad off with the fried egg, add a zingy squeeze of sriracha, and enjoy with gusto!
The perfect pairing of egg and avocado forms the basis for so many possibilities — experiment with different herb combinations or try different accompanying veggies as the seasons change. The combinations are just about endless and, with these few basic techniques, you’ll be winning at every breakfast!