I am always on the lookout for new dishes with eggs. I love eggs. It makes me crazy and sad that people still think eggs are the enemy. The media storm that surrounds the demonizing of food is real. It only takes one negative story to take a particular food out of the mainstream diet.
I do think the egg is coming back, at least in my little circle. They are perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I’m not picky with time of day. Pair it with a trendy food like avocado and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Bruschetta is really one of the greatest things on earth. I probably think that because the base ingredient is bread and not just any bread, a crusty baguette toasted to perfection with a little olive oil. Top it with anything that you like. Tradition tells us that tomato bruschetta is the classic favorite. However, you can choose anything you like. Today, I chose eggs.
I thought about doing a ham, egg, and cheese bruschetta, but since I am on the “up” from my 5-10 pound fluctuation in weight, I decided on avocado instead. This is the perfect side to any dinner or as a lunch. Pair with some seasonal fruit and you have yourself a healthy and protein rich meal.
- 1 small baguette, cut into 8 - 1 inch slices
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ teaspoon lime juice
- 2 pinches salt - divided
- 4 large eggs - 1 egg per person
- 4 oz low sodium ham, diced into small cubes or shredded
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 425ºF
- On a baking sheet, arrange baguette slices and brush with olive oil
- Bake in the oven on a middle rack for 4-5 minutes - watch the bread to ensure that it doesn't burn
- Remove from oven when the tops start to turn golden brown
- In a small bowl, mix avocado, lime juice, and a pinch of salt
- Mash up and set aside
- In a small bowl, add cracked eggs and a pinch of salt
- Whisk until light yellow and add diced ham
- In a small to medium skillet over medium heat, spray with cooking spray
- Add eggs to the skillet and stir constantly until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes
- Spread avocado mash (as much as you like) on a piece of toasted baguette and top with warm eggs and ham
Estimate 1 whole, ripe avocado per 4 people