Thursday, October 24, 2013

BLT with Baked Avocado Egg Salad



I really don't know if it is possible for anyone to love avocado as much as I do. I drive Kevin crazy. He doesn't understand why I want, or rather need to have avocado on 

every sandwich

every salad 

every burger

every Mexican dish

and the one that really freaks him out is that I want it on every egg dish that I eat. 


Oh, he also thinks it is totally weird that I will eat just a plain avocado with a little bit of salt on it for lunch. 

But for today, we will focus on how incredibly strange he thought I was when I told him I was going to bake a avocado with an egg in it. 

After he stopped looking at me like I had grown a third eye, I explained to him that I had seen the idea all over the internet. There are tons of pins on Pintrest with baked avocado and egg. 

Now he thinks he should be monitoring what I am looking at on Pintrest. 

Anyway, I decided that I wanted to combine two of my favorite ways to eat my beloved avocado, with eggs AND in a salad. For good measure I also decided to add the twist of my favorite sandwich, the BLT.

What do you get when you throw all of those things together?

One freakin' amazing salad!! That's what you get!

The avocado gets even creamier during the baking process, the ripe tomatoes add a little sweet touch, the arugala gives you that peppery bite, the bacon gives you that salty little nibble, and the egg yolk is all the dressing you need to tie this salad together. 

I would seriously eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Oh wait, I have already done that.

So if you are an avocado freak like me, proudly wave that flag while you enjoy this wonderful dish!




BLT with Baked Avocado Egg Salad
serves 2


1 large avocado, halved, and pit removed
2 cups arugala
1 tomato, chopped
4 slices of crispy bacon, chopped
2 eggs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper


Heat oven to 425 degrees F.


Scoop out a bit of the avocado so one egg will fit in the hole. Lightly salt the avocado halves. Crack an egg into a small bowl and then carefully pour it into the avocado. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese. Place on a baking sheet or casserole dish and bake for approx 15 to 20 minutes. You can build a base for the avocado out of tin foil to hold it secure while it bakes or use a jumbo muffin pan and place the avocado halves in the holes.


Put 1 cup of arugala in a bowl and top with the baked avocado. Scatter tomato on the lettuce and avocado and sprinkle with the chopped bacon.


28 comments:

  1. It's funny, I've recently discovered a liking for avocado. I've tried it in the past and disliked it very much, but then I gave it a try again over this past summer and came to the realization that it wasn't as bad as I remembered :)

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  2. that really does look good - it has the components of a good "meal" while still being a salad

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  3. I love avocados too! And eggs. I think this recipe needs to be tried.

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  4. I love arugula and I just bought 3 pounds of Applewood smoked bacon at Sams Club. They had avacados and I almost bought some, but then I decided not to. Now I wish I had.

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  5. I am not a fan of Avocado, but have never tried it baked so I will have to try it and see how different it is

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  6. That actually looks really good and i do not like avocado that much i have no idea why but hubby loves it so maybe i will give this a try for him,thanks for sharing :-)

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  7. That looks delicious. I love avocado but have never tried it that way. I will be trying this one out.

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  8. I've so been wanting to try this technique and now hearing how it turned out I have to try it!

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  9. Oh this looks good - I've never heard of doing something quite like this before - I really need to get a cooking hat on sometime :) x

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    1. I would have never thought of it until I saw it online.

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  10. As much as you love avocado is as much as I don't lol. My husband and daughter could eat them all the time, so I make guacamole and other avocado dishes for them. This one will go on the husband's birthday meal list for sure.

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    1. That is awesome that you still make avocado dishes for them :)

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  11. I adore BLTs. This salad looks absolutely delicious! Yum!

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  12. Oh my goodness! I love avocados and am always looking for new ways to use them. Guess what is for dinner tomorrow? :)

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  13. Wow! What an awesomely creative recipe! I love avocados too and I'm excited to try this. I'm intrigued that the avocado can be even creamier. That sounds just divine!

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  14. That picture makes me drool! It's so yummy and healthy at the same time :)

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  15. This looks so good. I love salads, even in the winter. The arugula and avocado sound great. I think I would skip the egg, but I know my family would love that part.

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  16. Latin dishes almost always include avocado so I completely understand you wanting to include it in every meal. Not only are they delicious but they also contain vitamins and minerals that are good for you.

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    1. Yes it is nice to love something that is actually good for me!!

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  17. Wow never thought about baking avocado. We love avocados in our house and use it for and with almost everything. My daughter is vegetarian so she always have to have it as well.

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  18. Oh Bobbi that looks stunning! I love this way of presentation! We always have avocados at home so I really want to make this dish too! My husband will be super happy :)

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  19. This salad looks so yummy!!! I've never had avocados before and this is a great way to introduce them into my diet. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Oh you are missing out!! You must try avocado!!

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  20. This looks perfect as I am feeling weird these days. I am so much into eating tomatoes! And Avocado, come on, it's my favorite and back home I made Avocado shake all the time, so yummy. You must try it!

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