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"Egg in a Hole" Peppers with Avocado Salsa

  • 35 m
  • 35 m
Abbie Gellman, M.S., RD, CDN
“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.”


    • 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


  • 1 Slice tops and bottoms off bell peppers and finely dice. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. Slice each pepper into four ½-inch-thick rings.
  • 2 Combine the diced pepper with avocado, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, tomatoes, lime juice, and ½ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
  • 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 ⅛ 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, 1½ to 2 minutes more for firmer yolks. Transfer to serving plates and repeat with the remaining pepper rings and eggs.
  • 4 Serve with the avocado salsa and garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.
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