How to Make Poached Egg Avocado on Toast


poached egg avocado on toast

Poached egg and smashed avocado on toast is not only a healthy way to start and energise for the day, but it is also easy to make, and it takes a few minutes to prepare. If you wanted to give it more weight, you could name it eggs benedict on avocado since poached eggs are essentially egg benedict without the hollandaise sauce!

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Avocado is part of the berry family of fruits and requires a warm climate for cultivation. In Mexico, smashed avocado makes the famous guacamole, a versatile dip or spread easily prepared with a handful of ingredients.

Because the star of the recipe is avocado, here are a few health facts about this fruit and reasons why it should be part of a balanced diet:

  • improves digestion and vision
  • reduced depression
  • protects agaist cancer, osteoporosys, heart desease
  • contains nutrients and healthy fats that regulates blood sugar levels
  • makes you feel fuller for longer between meals
avocado fruit cut in half

The soft avocadoes are suitable for guacamole, but if you prefer to slice and add them to the dish, they need to be firm, and the skin has to be green, not brown.

For this poached egg avocado on toast recipe, ripe avocadoes are the best because they are easy to peel, core and smash.

Eggs have been part of the human diet for millennia for good reasons: they are highly nutritious, contain good cholesterol and antioxidants, and are pretty much the most perfect food created by nature. This applies to organic eggs, of course. Any human intervention and “help” a hen grow bigger, better and faster results in unhealthy products that guaranteed will cause more harm than necessary, all for the sake of quick profit.

A poached egg and avocado on toast breakfast is the perfect way to start the day and can be efficiently introduced in a morning routine at least a couple of days a week as a variation to porridge or cereals.

For toast, as always, I encourage everybody to use homemade bread. Investing in a bread maker is the best thing one can do. It takes a couple of minutes to add the ingredients, and it requires no effort or time on your part. The result is a beautiful, much healthier and way better bread than a store-bought one. Did I mention that the bread maker is also suitable for making desserts, such as a fluffy Panettone?

Ingredients for poached egg avocado on toast

Ripen avocados

Eggs

Hot mustard

Salt and pepper, dried oregano (optional)

Bread

Salad

guacamole or smashed avocado paste for poached egg avocado on toast

Method

Cut the avocados in two, stab the seed and wriggle gently to remove.

Use a large spoon to scoop the fruit out of the peel, careful not to break it if you intend to slice it.

Use a potato masher to mash the avocados in a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste and a teaspoon of hot mustard. I prefer horseradish mustard, but any hot one will do (it gives the paste a smooth texture and improves its taste.)

Slice and toast the bread. Spread the avocado paste and place it on a plate.

preparing the bread for poached egg avocado on toast

To make the poached eggs, fill 2/3 of a saucepan with water and bring to boil. Add a tablespoon of vinegar and a pinch of salt. Have a skimmer spoon at the ready.

Crack an egg and drop it gently into the water when it boils. Use the skimmer spoon to round the white around the yolk (it will tend to spread into the boiling water). Repeat the movement a few times until the white begins to harden. Poach each egg separately for 2-3 minutes.

Using the skimmer spoon, gently remove the egg from the pan, allow the excess water to drip, then place it on the prepared slice of bread.

Repeat the process for each egg until all bread slices contain at least one poached egg.

If you have silicone egg poacher or any other kitchen help for this purpose that is safe to use in boiling water (always check any plastic product is BPA free), it might make the process faster.

If the bread slices are larger, you might need two poached eggs for each.

Sprinkle some dried oregano over the eggs, decorate the dish with salad and serve immediately.

Bon appetite!

poached egg avocado on toast breakfast

Poached Egg Avocado on Toast

Poached egg and smashed avocado on toast is not only a healthy way to start and energise for the day, but it is also easy to make, and it takes a few minutes to prepare. Try a healthy breakfast and enjoy the benefits of a superfruit in an elegant presentation that makes your breakfast even more eppetizing!
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 3 portions

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Skimmer spoon
  • Serving plates and cutlery

Ingredients
  

  • 3 avocados organic, ripen, medium size
  • 3 eggs organic, large
  • 3 slices bread preferably homemade
  • 1 tsp mustard any hot mustard/horseradish mustard
  • pinch sea/rock salt, black ground pepper, dried oregano
  • salad to decorate the plate

Instructions
 

  • Mash the avocados in a medium bowl, add salt and pepper to taste and a teaspoon of hot mustard. I prefer horseradish mustard, but any hot one will do (it gives the paste a smooth texture and improves its taste.)
  • Slice and toast the bread (medium-thick slices). Spread the avocado paste and place it on a plate.
  • To make the poached eggs, fill 2/3 of a saucepan with water and bring to boil. Add a tablespoon of vinegar and a pinch of salt. Have a skimmer spoon at the ready.
    poaching eggs in boiling water
  • Crack an egg and drop it gently into the water when it boils. Use the skimmer spoon to round the white around the yolk (it will tend to spread into the boiling water.)
  • Repeat the movement a few times until the white begins to harden. Poach each egg separately for 2-3 minutes. The yolk must remain runny, as in soft boiled eggs.
    soft poached eggs on avocado toast
  • Using the skimmer spoon, gently remove the egg from the pan, allow the excess water to drip, then place it on the prepared slice of bread.
  • Repeat the process for each egg until all bread slices contain at least one poached egg (you might need two eggs for larger bread slices.)
  • Sprinkle some dried oregano over the eggs, decorate the dish with a salad of your choice or steamed vegetables and serve immediately.
    poached eggs avocado on toast breakfast

Notes

For variation, you could thinly slice the avocado and use it as a base instead of bread for a keto breakfast version.
If you use kitchen helpers, check they are safe to use at  high temperatures (e.g. BPA free plastic poachers.)
Keyword avocado paste, eggs and avocado on toast, eggs benedict with avocado, guacamole, poached eggs avocado

How to Make Poached Egg Avocado on Toast

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37 Responses

  1. kate says:

    5 stars
    simple recipe i can make at home

  2. Leslie says:

    5 stars
    Classic, healthy recipe!

  3. Luke Ratford says:

    5 stars
    A fantastic breakfast recipe 🙂

  4. Sue says:

    5 stars
    I love your addition of hot mustard to this avocado and egg toast – yummy!

  5. Nora says:

    5 stars
    What a delicious way to start the day! Yum!

  6. Jules says:

    5 stars
    Loved the mustard and horseradish addition!

  7. Jill says:

    5 stars
    great breakfast idea! simple and fast!

  8. nancy says:

    5 stars
    easy simple breakfast !

  9. healthy and tasty recipe .. yummy this looks so good…

  10. Stine Mari says:

    5 stars
    Poached egg is amazing on toast, especially with some creamy avocado too, yum!

  11. Shilpa says:

    5 stars
    Healthy and delicious. Perfect way to start the day.

  12. Brianna says:

    5 stars
    One of my favorite healthy breakfasts!

  13. Dennis Littley says:

    5 stars
    what a delicious way to start the day!

  14. Pam Greer says:

    5 stars
    My favorite breakfast!

  15. Nelly's Blog says:

    Omg that looks DELISH! Definitely trying it and it is so quick to make!

  16. Emily says:

    5 stars
    Oh, how I love avocado toast. Great recipe!

  17. Emily Flint says:

    5 stars
    Healthy and delicious?? I’m in!

  18. Kaitlin says:

    5 stars
    Perfect breakfast

  19. debra says:

    5 stars
    perfect…my favorite way to enjoy avocado toast

  20. Freya says:

    5 stars
    Honestly one of the best breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper dishes that ever was invented

  21. Trying to incorporate more avocados into my diet, as like you said, they are so good for you. This recipe looks simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Jeri says:

    5 stars
    This is one of my favorite healthy breakfasts! I will have to try it with hot mustard though, it sounds yummy!

  23. Kaybee Lives says:

    5 stars
    I love this minus the hot mustard! I substituted Siracha when I made this myself and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing a simple, delicious, and healthy breakfast!

  24. 5 stars
    My family often enjoys avocado toast and was very happy to see that I added a poached egg this morning. Thank you for the delicious recipe!

  25. Carrie says:

    I love anything avocado so this recipient looks delicious! I have never poached an egg so hopefully it will turn out as good as yours did! Lol

  26. This looks yummy, I’m trying new ways to cook breakfast and haven’t tried this. Thank you for sharing!

  27. Jeannie says:

    5 stars
    go-to breakfast after running, just delicious and easy to prepare.

  28. Dawn Conklin says:

    5 stars
    Love how easy and delicious this is! My daughter loves avocado on toast so we made this for breakfast this morning and we loved it. Definitely going to be a breakfast we make often here.

  29. 5 stars
    This is one of my faves, I always have leftover sourdough bread for toast!

  30. 5 stars
    Love the idea of poaching the egg! This sourdough toast was so delicious!

  31. 5 stars
    Wow!! I have 3 ripe avocados that I had no idea what to do with them. Thank you for sharing this recipe as it will be breakfast today. My husband will love it as avocados are his favorite and always asks me to make something with them.

  32. Natasha says:

    5 stars
    Yumm this looks so good! One of my favorite combinations.

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