Avocado Eggs on the Grill

Try this avocado and egg combo for breakfast
Staff Writer
Scott Thomas

We're seeing more and more breakfast recipes with the avocado and egg combo, and this recipe makes it possible to enjoy the two together, grilled. The avocado is given an extra dose of flavor from barbecue seasoning, and then serves as a protective, and delicious, shell for the egg to cook in. 

Notes

 

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Ingredients

  • ripe avocado
  • Pinch of  barbecue rub
  • eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • red jalapeño, finely diced (optional)
  • tomato, chopped

Directions

Preheat the grill to 500 degrees. 

Run a knife blade around the circumference of the pit of the avocado lengthwise and remove the pit. Scoop out enough of the green flesh to make room for an egg. Coat the inside of each avocado with a pinch of the barbecue seasoning. Crack an egg into each half. 

Place the avocado halves on the grill for about 5 minutes, or until the egg whites are firm and the yolk is still runny. Remove from the grill, plate and top with a little seasoning, diced pepper, and tomato. 

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.