Thursday, March 22, 2012

Just Waking Up: Breakfast Tacos with Avocado Salsa

"Springtime is the land awakening.  The March winds are the morning yawn."  Lewis Grizzard

Give it up for being officially into Spring!  While there are still bits and pieces of snow scattered here and there, and the night-time temps are well into freezing, the big melt is on.  I even dug out my blue rubber boots, and almost teared up from the sheer joy of pulling them on, once again.  Yep, total weirdo.  I've seen life, in my flowerbeds - glimpses of green beneath the mulch of dead leaves.  It's subtle, but it's there.  Earth is beginning to turn over, and shed Winter's dead weight.  I'm crazy in love with this time of year.  I felt the warmth of the sun on my back today and thought of this song.  Always a sucker for fresh starts and a general rebirth of well being, Spring is my time and I dig it.  Hardcore.

Know what else I dig?  Breakfast.  Especially if it involves avocados.  Kimberley made these a little while back, and I knew I had to have them in my life.  The flavours are bright and spicy and just the thing you want to wake you up.

Gather simple, fresh ingredients, like white corn tortillas, feta, the aforementioned avocado, hot peppers of your choosing, limes and cilantro.  Oh, and eggs, you'll need those too.

I cooked mine over-medium, because that's how I roll, but scrambling them totally wouldn't be against the rules.  Know what else?  Do these up for lunch or dinner with leftover shredded chicken or beef or pork.  I know, right?  Add sour cream and you'll be crazy in love too.   Now excuse me while I go muck around in my rubber boots.  It's Spring!  Go and Play!

Breakfast Tacos with Avocado Salsa

1 avocado, diced
1/2 small onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced (wear gloves when working with hot peppers!)
small handful cilantro, chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste

8 corn tortillas
8 large eggs
1 cup feta, crumbled
hot sauce
oil for cooking eggs

For the salsa:  combine all ingredients and adjust seasonings.  For the tacos:  cook eggs in a skillet, to your liking.  In another skillet, warm the tortillas.  Place warm tortilla on plate, top with an egg, some of the salsa and feta.  Add hot sauce and dig in!  Serves 4.  Recipe adapted from The Year in Food.  


  1. Spring is my time too - love the way these tacos look!

  2. YUM! Love everything about this. Using Feta is a fabulous idea. We are breakfast tacos fanatics so I'm definitely adding this recipe to my repertoire.

  3. mmm... in the last 7 months, i've been all about breakfasts at any time of day. these look scrumptious! I see some Frank's red hot is involved too.. perfect!

  4. I'd love to wake up to these any day of the week. Thanks for sharing Renee, and Happy Spring to you!

  5. Wow! These look so amazing! I need some of that avocado salsa in my life this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  6. If you ever need a change of scenery, you'd fit right in in Texas. That's a breakfast taco after my own heart!

  7. Such a pretty plate of food- happy spring!

  8. what a delicious taste combination! I have some homemade feta that I need to use up and these sound like a great idea!

  9. Can't wait to try this. Looks sooo good!

  10. Thanks everyone! Ash, chipotle hot sauce is a delicious topping too...Shelley, you never know, I may just end up on your doorstep :) Ragamuffindiaries - homemade feta - cool!

  11. These are bright, cheerful and the perfect way to start the morning!

  12. Just made this and it was the absolute bomb! My hubby and kids were out and I did not have much in the fridge and thought of an egg sandwich. Then I remembered seeing this on Pinterest and decided to try it. Amazing... will definitely be making it again!

  13. OMG! I understand how you feel! Now I need to have this in my life! THANKS! I will share with other avocado lovers on our FB Page/Recipes and Tips App with an incoming link. #iloveavocados

  14. These look amazing! I'm trying them this morning and linked to your blog! Thanks for a great recipe and beautiful photos!

  15. Thanks Jen - they are a delicious way to start the day!


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