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Looking for a rich and delicious breakfast that is also healthy and gluten free? These Avocado Eggs with Warm Basil Tomatoes are a must-make recipe.

Looking for a rich and delicious breakfast that is also healthy and gluten free? These Avocado Eggs with Warm Basil Tomatoes are a must-make recipe.

avocado with eggs and cherry tomatoes

If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen that California Avocados sent me a huge case of perfect beautiful dark green perfectly ripe creamy avocados because I won a recipe contest for my competition worthy guacamole. I’ve been seeing people make eggs in avocados in the oven with the avocado skin on, but I wanted to try something different. Not that eggs and avocados need anything more than a bit of salt and pepper, but I just so happened to have half a pint of the most beautiful farmers market cherry tomatoes that were on the verge of going bad along with some basil from a plant that I actually didn’t kill (this is surprising for me with my black thumb).Food on the cutting board, with Avocado, tomatoes, and Egg

I suppose you can use any oil you’d like, but I used avocado oil because, well, why not? Plus it tolerates high temperatures well. If you’ve never had avocado fried in avocado oil, you are missing out, my friends. And everyone knows how good tomatoes taste when they’re cooked up in hot oil. I wanted most of the egg to stay put on the avocado so I scooped out a bit and ate it to make a larger well.avocado halves with cherry tomatoes

Here’s the best part: just add some water to the oil and cover it tightly with the lid. The steam will baste your eggs to perfection.cherry tomatoes cooking in pan with egg

This is what the avocado eggs look like without the tomatoes. Tasty but a bit boring, eh?eggs that have been cooked in avocado

That’s better. Just look at that gorgeous color on that plate!Avocado Eggs with Warm Basil Tomatoes

I can honestly tell you that this breakfast not only tasted fantastic, but it made me feel good. It has quickly become one of my favorite breakfasts! Are you going to make this?a close up of tomatoes and egg cooked in avocado

Avocado Eggs with Warm Basil Tomatoes

Prep5 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total20 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Looking for a rich and delicious breakfast that is also healthy and gluten free? These Avocado Eggs with Warm Basil Tomatoes are a must-make recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons oil I used avocado oil
  • 1 large avocado cut in half, seed removed, scooped out of skin
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes fresh, whole, stems removed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon basil fresh, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Scoop some avocado where the seed was to make a larger well for the egg. Just eat what you scooped out.
  • In a heavy bottom skillet or pot with a fitted lid, heat oil. Add avocado halves taking care not to let them break as well as tomatoes. Allow to cook in the hot oil 3-5 minutes.
  • Crack one egg into each half and add 3-4 tablespoons of water to the bottom of the pan. Be careful as the water might splatter in the hot oil. Cover tightly with lid to poach the eggs with the steam.
  • After 5-10 minutes, check doneness of eggs by jiggling them. You want the yolks to remain runny while the whites get fully cooked.
  • Use a spatula to transfer the avocado eggs to a plate. Add basil to the tomatoes in the pan and stir to combine, the top eggs with tomato mixture. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.


Calories: 759kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 68g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 422mg, Sodium: 192mg, Potassium: 1456mg, Fiber: 15g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1740IU, Vitamin C: 54mg, Calcium: 104mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    The basil tomatoes sound packed with flavour!! Can’t wait to try this, I love using fresh basil in recipes, cheers!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness…..this has to be the BEST recipe ever! I love the idea of it for breakfast but couldn’t wait so made it for dinner. My family absolutely loved it! The flavors are fantastic but the egg IN the avocado is such a great presentation too.