Im a huge avocado fan. Add eggs and you have a tasty breakfast. Avocados have been cultivated in Central and South America for over 10,000 years and are currently grown in worldwide in tropical and subtropical countries. On top of their impressive anti-inflammatory benefits, avocados support cardiovascular health, regulate blood sugar, and studies have shown they have cancer preventing properties. Eggs have also been a staple in world cuisines forever. They are one of the best sources of highest-quality protein, all of the B-vitamins as well as iodine and selenium.
Avocado Baked Eggs with Salsa
Recipe type: Breakfast2 large ripe avocados1 tbsp lime juice1 small garlic clove, crushed4 medium eggs tsp paprika tsp Cayenne pepper
Black pepper to taste(optional) 4 tbsp cooked turkey bacon, crumbled(optional) Salsa1 large tomato, diced4 tbsp avocado, diced2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped1 tbsp jalapeno pepper, finely chopped2 tbsp cilantro, chopped tsp lime juice
Black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 F and line 4 ramekins with aluminum foil.
Cut avocados in half; carefully remove the pits and place cut side up in the prepared ramekins. Scoop out about a tablespoon from each avocado and transfer to a bowl. Dice the carved avocado, drizzle with 1 teaspoon lime juice and set aside.
Drizzle the remaining lime juice over the avocado halves and sprinkle with the crushed garlic. Season to taste.
Crack an egg in a small cup and carefully place it in the carved avocado. Repeat with remaining eggs. Season with paprika, Cayenne and black pepper.
Bake between 20-30 minutes, until the egg is cooked to the desired consistency.(optional) For the salsa, add all ingredients to the diced avocado and season to taste.
When the eggs are ready, remove from the oven and transfer the baked avocados to plates,(optional) Top with salsa or crumbled bacon, or both!
Nutritional information is calculated including salsa and turkey bacon.