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Here’s a simple recipe for Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs, arugula, Zaatar, meyer lemons and Spring radishes. It’s a flavorful meal, packed full of nutrients and perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even a light dinner. It’s very easy to make and can be made in 15 minutes flat! The Zaatar spice — a middle Eastern Spice Blend of cumin, sumac, thyme, coriander and sesame seeds — gives it an earthy, tangy flavor while the fragrant Meyer lemon adds a zesty brightness. Together, it’s a delicious combination. If you can’t find Zaatar, you can always make it, or simply use a sprinkle of cumin for a similar effect.
This recipe starts with good wholesome bread, sliced and lightly toasted.
Mash an avocado and mix it with lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Poach a couple of eggs. I find if you crack the egg into a small bowl first, it’s easier to slip into the simmering water to poach. Of course you can also fry the egg, over easy or however you like it.
Once the bread is toasted, spoon the avocado mixture over it and top with fresh crunchy radishes.Mound the arugula over this, then drizzle with oil, lemon and salt, then top with the egg.
Sprinkle with Zaatar and Aleppo chili flakes. Watermelon radishes are really pretty here too, just make sure to slice paper thin.
Serve them right away, so yolks are still warm.
For an extra punch of flavor, add zhoug sauce or gremolata!
Avocado Toast with Zaatar, Poached Eggs, Radishes and Arugula
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Main, breakfast, brunch, eggs
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Vegetarian
Avocado Toast with poached eggs, Zaatar, arugula, radish and meyer lemon. A simple delicious breakfast! Feel free to keep this vegan, omitting the eggs!
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1 lemon- zest and juice (or use meyer lemon)
- 3 teaspoons olive oil – divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 slices wholesome bread
- 1/2 cup baby arugula
- 4 radishes, very thinly sliced
- 2 eggs (large) – cracked into a small bowl ( eggs are optional-see notes)
- pinch salt and pepper
- generous pinch Zaatar spice (or sub cumin, sumac, or coriander)
- Aleppo chili flakes (optional)
- zhoug sauce ( optional)
- Set a medium pot, filled with 2-3 inches of lightly salted water with a teaspoon of white vinegar (optional) to boil on the stove. Crack the eggs into a bowl, taking care to keep yolks intact, set aside.
- Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed and scoop out the flesh into a small bowl. Add 1 teaspoon zest, the juice from half a lemon, 2 teaspoons oil, salt and pepper and stir and mash with a fork to combine. It does not need to be smooth. Taste. Adjust salt, you want this to be slightly salty and lemony.
- Toast the bread.
- Once the water is boiling turn heat down so it’s just simmering. Gently slip the the Eggs right into the simmering water. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until egg white is set. Turn heat off.
- Spread 1/2 of the avocado mixture on the toast. Top with sliced radish. Top with a mound of baby arugula. Drizzle with olive oil, a little lemon, and salt.
- Using a slotted spoon, loosen the egg carefully from the pan and place the poached egg over the dressed arugula.
- Sprinkle the Egg with salt, pepper and a generous pinch of Zaatar spice.
- Add aleppo chili flakes if you like or a drizzle of zhoug or gremolata.
- Serve immediately while yolks are still warm!
- Calories: 385
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The lemon zest and lemon juice are game changers. Ty!
Can I ask what kind of bread you use or like?
I most often use our own homemade sourdough bread. It is on the blog. 🙂 Otherwise a good quality rye or whole grain bread.
What should I replace arugula with since I am allergic to it?
I have now made this 3 days in a row! Because I didn’t have a really fresh watermelon radish I used a fresh crunchy bell pepper and it was so good. Variations such as using regular arugula from Trader Joes instead of baby arugula (as long as it’s not too strongly flavored), with or without zhoug sauce, just mashing the avocado onto the bread without lemon because it’s faster to make that way, omitting the olive oil, it all came out tasty. I also developed a more fool-proof and faster way of poaching eggs in the microwave than you can find online which helped a lot in speeding up the process. Helps to have quality homemade panini on hand. Thank you for this recipe!
Great to hear~! I’d love to know how to poach eggs in the microwave, can you share?
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Recently began a plant-based whole food diet; (2) months on & I cannot believe how much clearer & energetic I feel ! A small hint some may want to try: I began sprinkling Nutritional Yeast on Veggie Burgers; I don’t think it tastes like cheese at all but, I like it.
The burger was impossible to eat with the N.Y. spilling out from all sides of the sandwich. Idea: I tried mashing the nutritional yeast into an avocado & I love it. It seems to stay green & fresher longer. No more mess which I also beat by making almost guacamole by adding Cilantro, chopped Onion & Tomato, lemon juice and TJ’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend. This on one side of the bread or roll, hummus on the other side & Dr. Praegers Super Greens Burger in between & this is edible & delicious !
Your recipes are amazing. You are my go-to recipe site all the time. I look forward to your emails to see what else I can make. And it’s so healthy too. Thank you!
Oh my, this is my most favorite breakfast meal ever!!! I was lucky to have some of my homemade pesto bread that I used. Eliminated the oil – didn’t miss it at all. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
Im so glad you liked it! I like this one too!
I’m always looking for ideas for a packed lunch. It strikes me that this would work if the eggs were hardboiled rather than soft centered. But, I do like soft yolks! It’s perfect for a meal at home, too.
That is a great idea!
Is the one toast per person? I am the bread lover. Didn’t make it yet, just wanted to know.
Yes, Usually 1 per person.
my absolutely favorite meal………….and your photos are stunning
Oh wow I wish I was sitting on that perch where you are right now! Reading this definitely encouraging me to get out of the city and go somewhere where there is nature, like now! This avocado toast is perfect to snack on while relaxinb by the lake. I don’t have zaatar but if it is anything like cumin or sumac then I’m surprised as to why I don’t have it!