Poached Egg, Avocado + Tomato on Toast

Poached Egg on Flax Toast

This is one of my favorite breakfasts to make when I don’t bring mine to work. I used to be super intimidated by the sound of poaching an egg, but it’s seriously so easy to do and NOTHING beats a poached egg. I love this breakfast because it’s combining a lot of healthy elements but it is so delicious that it feels like I’m splurging. I use a toasted piece of the Ezekial Flax bread from my last favorite things post as the base, mash up an avocado with some pepper and lime, top that with a thick slice of tomato and top it all with the poached egg. Once you cut into the egg and the yolk drips down over everything, it’s creamy and SO yummy!

Close Up of Egg Yolk

The flax seeds, the avocado + the egg give you the healthy fats you need and the tomato gives you vitamins + antioxidants so you’re getting a lot of “bang for you buck” with this breakfast. Here is the nutrition for those of you tracking:

Poached Egg Nutrition copy

Start off by building the “base” for the dish. Cut an avocado in half and then remove 1/4 avocado to use. I find it easiest to run a knife down the middle of the avocado half + then run a spoon in between the skin + the flesh… it pops right out! Sprinkle the avocado with a little fresh ground black pepper + squeeze 1 wedge fresh lime onto the it. Mash with a fork to combine, my avocado was not any where near ripe enough but such is life when you are at the mercy of the grocery store haha. Toast 1 piece of Ezekial Flax Bread and put it down on your plate. Top with the mashed avocado. Slice 1 thick slice of beefsteak tomato and place that on top of the avocado, seasoning it with salt + pepper.

Poached Egg Base How To

Now you can poach you egg. In a wide saucepan, fill with about 4 inches of water and 1 tbsp vinegar. The vinegar will help stop the egg whites from separating from the yolk! Bring to a boil and then reduce to a steady simmer, sort of in between a simmer and a boil. Crack 1 large egg into a shallow dish. I like to create a very slight “whirlpool” in the water before dropping the egg in because I find this helps stop separation of the egg as well. Swirl a slotted spoon gently in a counterclockwise motion to do this, then put the mouth of your dish right on the surface of the water and carefully slide the egg in. Use your spoon to wrangle in any loose bits of the egg whites and gently keep the water moving with the egg cooks for 3 minutes. After the three minutes, carefully remove the egg with a slotted soon and let all the excess water drip off, you don’t want to make your toast soggy! Carefully place the egg on top of your base and cut the yolk open when you’re ready to enjoy!

Poached Egg How To

Poached Egg on Flax Toast with Avocado + Tomato

Serves 1

1/4 avocado

salt + pepper, to taste

1 lime wedge

1 piece Ezekial Flax Bread

1 thick slice of beefsteak tomato

1 tbsp vinegar

1 large egg

In a small bowl, sprinkle the avocado with a little pepper + squeeze the lime juice  onto the it then mash with a fork to combine. Toast the bread, put it down on your plate and top with the mashed avocado + tomato slice, seasoning it with salt + pepper. Now you can poach you egg. In a wide saucepan, fill with about 4 inches of water and the vinegar. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a steady simmer, sort of in between a simmer and a boil. Crack the egg into a shallow dish. Create a very slight “whirlpool” in the water before dropping the egg in using a slotted spoon gently in a counterclockwise motion to do this, then put the mouth of your dish right on the surface of the water and carefully slide the egg in. Use your spoon to wrangle in any loose bits of the egg whites and gently keep the water moving with the egg cooks for 3 minutes. After the three minutes, carefully remove the egg with a slotted soon and let all the excess water drip off. Carefully place the egg on top of your base and cut the yolk open when you’re ready to enjoy!

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