Perfect Partners: Poached Egg and Avocado

Avocadoes and eggs have a lot in common: they’re both high in nutrients like vitamins and folate; they can help lower your levels of bad cholesterol; they help to keep you full and satisfied; and they can both act as bonding agents in baking! Add in their unique and delicious tastes, and it was just a matter of time before somebody like Cooking Light’s Simmer and Boil blog figured out a way to bring the two together without losing what makes each ingredient special.

All you have to do slice an avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out a shallow hole. Poach an egg, place it in the avocado, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and you’re all set! You’ve just made a heart-healthy lunch or snack, easy to adjust for however many people want to get in on the delicious action. Make sure to check out Julia Child’s advice on the perfect poached egg to get this one just right, or follow these basic steps from Cooking Light:

  1. Bring 2 to 3 inches of water to a simmer in a saucepan.
  2. Crack an egg in a small bowl, then pour that egg into a sieve and get rid of the excess egg whites. Return the egg back to the original bowl.
  3. Gently slip the egg into the simmering water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from the water.

Do you love eggs and avocadoes as much as we do? Have you ever tried putting them together before? What do you think of this recipe? Tell us what you have to say in the comments!