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"Egg in a Hole" Peppers with Avocado Salsa
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
1Slice tops and bottoms off bell peppers and finely dice. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. Slice each pepper into four ½-inch-thick rings.
2Combine the diced pepper with avocado, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, tomatoes, lime juice, and ½ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
3Heat 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.
4Serve with the avocado salsa and garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.