“Egg in a Hole” Peppers with Avocado Salsa

"Egg in a Hole" Peppers with Avocado Salsa

Colorful bell pepper rings stand in for bread in this healthy version of egg in a hole. Cook an egg inside the peppers and top with a vibrant avocado salsa for a cheerful breakfast.

Prep Time: 35 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings


2 bell peppers, any color 1 avocado, diced

½ cup diced red onion

1 jalapeño pepper, minced

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced

Juice of 1 lime

¾ teaspoon salt, divided

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided 8 large eggs

¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided


Step 1

Slice tops and bottoms off bell peppers and finely dice. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. Slice each pepper into four 1/2-inch-thick rings.

Step 2

Combine the diced pepper with avocado, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, tomatoes, lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

Step 3

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 bell pepper rings, then crack 1 egg into the middle of each ring. Season with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook until the whites are mostly set but the

yolks are still runny, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently flip and cook 1 minute more for runny yolks, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes more for firmer yolks. Transfer to serving plates and repeat with the remaining pepper rings and eggs.

Step 4

Serve with the avocado salsa and garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 eggs and 3/4 cup salsa

285 calories; total fat 20g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 372mg; sodium 589mg; total carbohydrate 14g  dietary fiber 6g; total sugars 6g; protein 15g; vitamin c 99mg; calcium 81mg; iron 3mg; potassium 716mg  
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