Soft-boiled Eggs with Avocado

Looking for a simple, easy,  nutritious breakfast?

Here is one of my favorites.  There’s really no recipe.  All you need is a ripe avocado and a soft-boiled egg along with some sea salt and pepper.  Butter (optional) or olive oil can be added – but I usually don’t.

Avocados are a healthy food.  Rich in protein, potassium (more than a banana), Vitamin K and healthy fats, avocados are said to aid in the prevention and/or treatment of depression, vision, and inflammation.

For years, we were told that eggs were not good for us.  The pendulum has swung to the other side.  Eggs are high in protein as well as vitamins and minerals. Eggs are a “powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients.”

For this breakfast (or any-time-of-the-day meal or snack), you’ll be packing a punch in addition to texture and taste.

So here is what you do:

  • Fix as many soft-boiled eggs as you’ll want.  I usually fix two if I’ve been exercising before breakfast
  • Slice an avocado and remove the seed.
  • Add the eggs – whole or sliced in half.
  • Season to your taste buds and enjoy!

Detailed instructions are here:

To soft-boil, bring water to boil in a kettle, then drop in your eggs, turn the burner down to low or simmer.   Let the eggs simmer for 6-7 minutes.

While the eggs are boiling, choose an avocado that is ripe and ready to slice.   Wash the outside well, then slice it in two.

Take out the seed.  You can flake the avocado if you’d like or just leave it like it is.  Season it now or wait until you have the egg placed on top.  Yes, I finally figured out that the round indentation left by the seed is just right for a soft-boiled egg.

When the time is up, drain the boiling water and run cold water over the eggs for a minute.  Then cool the eggs slightly in cold water.  When the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel the eggs.  Leave them whole or slice in two.

Put the egg into the avocado and season as desired.  The picture below shows one avocado with the egg sliced into it and the other one just has the egg half placed into the center.

Soft-boiled Eggs with Avocado
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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A simple, very nutritious breakfast. Easy to fix and fun to serve. The combination of eggs and avocado packs protein, vitamins and minerals and will improve your health.
  • Avocado
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Seasonings
  • Butter (optional)
  • Olive oil (optional)
  1. Wash avocado and slice in two. (One for each serving)
  2. Remove the seed
  3. Soft-boil eggs
  4. Remove peeling from eggs
  5. Slice in half or serve the egg whole
  6. Put egg into avocado
  7. Season with your choice of seasonings



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