Avocado and egg is the unofficial power couple of ingredients, so when we hear about a meal that includes both of them, our tastebuds start tingling. Consider the breakfast taco, for example. Thanks to the egg and avocado filling, the dish meets your nutritional needs, tastes delicious, and is still super easy to make. If you like what you hear (and taste), there are plenty more recipes where that came from.
After all, why limit yourself to one avocado-meets-egg delight when you can make a range of dishes like these for every meal? Pack in the protein, flavor, and variety with grain bowls, sandwiches, and pastas (yes, pastas) that all call for both avocados and eggs. We've rounded up 15 recipes that fit the bill, including a healthy breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner option. Bon appétit!
Not only are these shredded beef breakfast tacos by Foodie Crush delicious, they also take a maximum of 30 minutes to cook up. Sound too good to be true? It's not—we promise. When it comes time to add the eggs, the taco is your metaphorical oyster. Scramble your egg or prepare it sunny-side up. It's a winning meal either way.
Pro Tip: While this recipe allows you use prepared beef, you can also roast a brisket for your beef filling if you prefer to make your food from scratch.
This Mediterranean-inspired avocado toast with pistachio dukkah by Half Baked Harvest is about to blow your average avocado and egg toast out the water. The recipe is both unique and healthy, so you can have your avocado egg toast and eat it, too. Prepare it as a snack or a full meal. Either way, the lemony touch will make this dish very refreshing.
Pro Tip: For the healthiest results (and tastiest, in our opinion), use high-quality whole grain bread.
Mexican Avocado Egg Salad Collard Green Wraps
A handheld eat that's gluten free and low in carbs, these Mexican avocado egg salad collard green wraps by Cotter Crunch put a healthy spin on mealtime. The recipe starts with hardboiled egg yolks, which are tossed into a food processor along with avocado, cilantro, green chilies, spices, garlic, and jalapenos. After being blended to an egg-salad-like consistency, the mixture is spooned into steamed collard green leaves, then topped with bell pepper slices, sprouts, red pepper flakes, and a squeeze of lime.
Pro Tip: To make the collard greens more pliable, zap them in the microwave before loading them up with the avocado-egg mixture.
This recipe for avocado pasta by I Am a Food Blog promises a dish with a texture that's similar to mac and cheese while being lower in fat and calories. The simple ingredients of avocado, garlic, cilantro, olive oil, and lime juice create the wholesome sauce, which is warmed by the residual heat of the cooked pasta. A fried egg and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro finish the dish.
Pro Tip: Make this recipe your own by changing up the pasta and herbs to suit your palate.
Bacon-Avocado Egg Sandwich
Not a fan of breakfast food? I Am a Food Blog's bacon-avocado-egg sandwich recipe might just change that. Here, a deliciously melty cheese omelet joins crispy thick-cut bacon and avocado (smashed or sliced) between two halves of a brioche bun. Season the sandwich with salt and pepper to taste, and pair it with a cup of piping-hot coffee.
Pro Tip: For maximum flavor, toast your buns in the bacon fat left behind in the frying pan.
Paleo Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Easy Turmeric-Ghee Hollandaise
Feed Me Phoebe's recipe for paleo eggs Benedict with ghee hollandaise puts a modern spin on the classic brunch dish. Imparting a mildly nutty flavor to the hollandaise sauce, ghee is used in place of your standard butter, while turmeric infuses the sauce with its anti-inflammatory health benefits. To assemble the dish, slide a poached egg onto an English muffin, top the egg with smoked salmon and mixed greens (tossed in a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper), and finish with a drizzle of the hollandaise sauce.
Pro Tip: A skin may form on your hollandaise as it sits in the blender, so give it a quick pulse before assembling your Benedicts.
In Food Faith Fitness' Mexican shakshuka recipe, avocado is present in two forms: first, as an oil in which the dish is simmered and second, as a topping that contrasts the recipe's Mexican spices and tomato-centric base. Rounding out the dish, nutrition-wise, riced cauliflower is added into the mix, followed by the superstar of any shakshuka recipe: protein-packed eggs.
Pro Tip: Don't overcook the eggs. You want the yolks a little runny so that their golden goodness seeps into every forkful.
Crab and Avocado Eggs Benedict
Behold: a special-occasion brunch dish to rule them all. Foodie Crush's recipe for crab and avocado eggs Benedict combines the elegance of fresh crab with the decadence of homemade hollandaise sauce and, of course, creamy avocados. Freshly toasted English muffins serve as the foundation for the bennies, which are stacked high with a spoonful of hollandaise sauce, tomato and avocado slices, a poached egg, crab meat, and more hollandaise.
Pro Tip: Splurge on a crab variety with plenty of meat in the legs, like Dungeness or King.
Grilled Corn and Feta Egg-in-a-Hole Avocado Toast
Savor the flavors of summer with Half Baked Harvest's recipe for grilled corn and feta egg-in-a-hole avocado toast. A delicious marriage of savory, salty, and sweet, the dish takes a good thing—egg-in-a-hole—and makes it even better by layering it with smashed avocado, thinly sliced nectarines, grilled corn, crumbled feta, and fresh basil.
Pro Tip: Opt for a crusty whole-grain bread that's hearty enough to support the rest of the ingredients.
Everything Spice Egg Avocado Yogurt Bowl
We're all accustomed to enjoying yogurt in sweet breakfast applications (yogurt parfaits, anyone?), but Half Baked Harvest's recipe for everything spice avocado yogurt bowls goes the savory route. Here, a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt are dropped into a bowl, then topped with warm brown rice, a fried egg, slices of avocado, fresh arugula, and—taking this dish from good to great—a generous sprinkle of everything-bagel spice.
Pro Tip: You can make your own everything-bagel spice, or buy it pre-made.
Mayo-Free Guacamole Deviled Eggs
The classic party foods of guacamole and deviled eggs get a serious upgrade in Hola Jalapeno's recipe for mayo-free guacamole deviled eggs. The process of preparing this clever hors d'oeuvre is simple: Slice hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise; place the yolks in a food processor along with avocados, jalapenos, cilantro, and scallions; then pulse everything until smooth. Spoon or pipe the avocado-egg mixture into the cavity of the hard-boiled egg whites, then serve.
Pro Tip: If you don't have a food processor, mince the ingredients and mash everything together with a fork.
Avocado Egg Salad
A lightened-up take on traditional egg salad, Joyful Healthy Eats' recipe for avocado egg salad holds the mayo and subs in just-ripe avocados instead. The result is an egg salad with an unexpected green hue—but the familiar texture and flavors of the original. Serve the salad stuffed into a pita pocket or as a spread on multigrain toast.
Pro Tip: For hard-boiled eggs that peel without a fuss, submerge the eggs in icy water once they're finishing cooking.
Bacon Baked Egg in Avocado
All that stands between you and these bacon baked eggs in avocados by Joyful Healthy Eats is 20 minutes—and a few choice ingredients, of course. Start by halving ripe avocados, removing the seeds, then cracking an egg into the cavities left behind. Bake until the eggs are set, then finish them with crumbled bacon, chopped chives, and a drizzle of sriracha.
Pro Tip: After removing the seeds from the avocados, scoop out a little of the flesh, too. This will help ensure that the wells are deep enough to contain the entire egg.
Sure to keep you satisfied until lunch, The Modern Proper's breakfast burrito recipe is as hearty as it is delicious. Scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, ground breakfast sausage, and chopped green onions are spooned over a flour tortilla, then topped with cheese, avocado slices, salsa, and cilantro before being wrapped up into a tasty package. Did we mention that the eggs are cooked in the fat left behind by the sausage? Yep—this recipe is a must-try.
Pro Tip: These breakfast burritos can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the freezer. Pop them in the oven to warm them up.
While maple syrup will always have its place at the breakfast table, this recipe for savory oatmeal by Eating Bird Food swaps the sweet stuff in favor of a soft-cooked egg, sliced avocado, and fresh cherry tomatoes. Everything-bagel seasoning, grated parmesan, and a dash of hot sauce finish the dish, creating a satisfying, savory meal to start to the day.
Pro Tip: Poach or fry your eggs; runny yolks work best with this recipe.