Baked Eggs in Avocado with Salmon
Baked Eggs in Avocado with Salmon

Baking Eggs in Avocado is an easy and healthy option for breakfast, brunch, or lunch!

In this recipe

  • Tips and tricks for baked eggs in an avocado
  • Is salmon the same as smoked salmon?
  • Exchange and substitute for baked eggs in an avocado
  • More ways to fill an egg avocado
  • How to serve baked eggs in an avocado
  • How to throw the perfect brunch party with Avo Eggs
  • Storage Instructions for Avo Eggs
  • More avocado breakfast recipes

This recipe is everything you love about a bagel with open-faced smoked salmon and cream cheese with avocado added – oh and without the bagel.

A powerhouse fruit packed with healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, avocados hold the crown when it comes to “superfoods,” according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. While this makes avocados a popular choice to start the day, more than just breakfast, baked eggs in avocados can float on the menu from morning to night.

Unofficially – my favorite part about this recipe might be the bagel seasoning itself. Yes, it’s that garlicky, crunchy, nutty seasoning that goes into all bagels, and once you make it, you’ll sprinkle it over everything!

Tips and tricks for baked eggs in an avocado

Although this recipe is foolproof, there are a few tips that will help you get the tastiest baked eggs possible.

  • Try to find the biggest Hass avocado you can find! At least the size of your hand – you want to make sure you have enough avocado left over after scooping some out.
  • Not too ripe! Unlike guacamole, you’ll want a firmer avocado for your egg casserole.
  • Here’s a guide to quickly and safely slicing and peeling an avocado just in case you need it!
  • Use room temperature avocados.
  • Draw broadly instead of deep. You want to scoop out about 1-1/2 tablespoons of avocado to make room for your egg. By scooping wide, you get more avocado in each bite and the egg cooks faster.
  • You can crack the egg into a small bowl, then use a spoon to spoon the yolk into the avocado and fill the rest with egg white (there may be some egg white left over). You can also crack the egg right into the avocado and allow excess egg white to spill over onto your casserole dish.
  • Keep the avocados upright using a muffin tin, small casserole dish, or ramekins to ensure your avocados stay level in the oven.

Although the term salmon is sometimes used for smoked salmon, they are different products.

Lox is salmon that is pickled in brine, usually from the belly of the fish, meaning it’s cured with salt and, like smoked salmon, isn’t cooked. Salmon can be used in place of smoked salmon in most recipes, including this one, but it is much saltier than smoked salmon.

Gravlax is a Scandinavian specialty. It’s very similar to salmon, the deli counter favorite, but graviolax is usually cured with spices and fresh herbs (unlike salmon, which is left natural). Gravlax is also never smoked.

Exchange and substitute for baked eggs in an avocado

This recipe is easy to adapt and lends itself to various substitutions. Mix it up because you want to try something different or because you’re making the most of what you have on hand.

Avocado: This recipe uses large Haas avocados. They are the most popular variety and the ones you are likely to find in your store. However, if you are lucky enough to find another variety like Fuerte or the larger Choquette these would be a special treat!

Salmon: Most grocery stores sell pre-cut smoked salmon, but salmon can be used in place of smoked salmon or even canned salmon in a pinch. If you’re not a fan of fish, try thinly sliced ​​bacon or prosciutto. For a vegetarian option, skip animal protein and double the toppings.

Cheese: While feta goes in place of traditional cream cheese, you can always add it on the side as a schmear. Otherwise, any lightly seasoned cheese will do. Try cotija, goat cheese, queso fresco, ricotta or parmesan cheese.

toppings: If you’re not a fan of onions or capers, feel free to leave them out. Either way, I suggest adding thin slices of tomato and cucumber on the side. Feeling hot? Top with some hot sauce like Sriracha!

More ways to fill an egg avocado

Avocado Baked Eggs are so easy and adaptable, you can have a different option every day! Almost anything you can do on avocado toast, you can do in an avocado boat, so let your imagination run wild. Here are a few ideas:

  • Classic breakfast: Cheddar, bacon and chives
  • Huevo’s rancheros: Black beans, salsa, pepper jack cheese and sour cream
  • Mediterranean Sea: Spinach, feta, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes
  • Pizza: Pepperoni, tomato sauce and mozzarella

How to serve baked eggs in an avocado

The great thing about avocado baked eggs is that you can simply serve them as is, with a fork or spoon. But don’t hesitate to serve this dish with something as a side dish. Some options to try include English muffins, sourdough bread, garlic bread, tortilla chips, or even a bagel.

How to throw the perfect brunch party with Avo Eggs

This recipe is great for brunch parties as it’s easy to set up, double up and requires very little cooking – all made on one sheet pan!

For a fun option, turn the avocado assortment into a toppings bar with assorted cheeses, veggies, and proteins so your guests can incorporate the baked eggs into the avocado of their dreams.

Storage Instructions for Avo Eggs

As we all know, avocados don’t keep for very long, and that’s why this is one of those recipes to make right before you eat them.

If you end up with leftovers or want to continue, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Microwave covered for 1-2 minutes.

More avocado breakfast recipes

  • Avocado toasts with fried egg, olives and smoked paprika
  • Vegetarian Eggs Benedict with spinach and avocado
  • Avocado toasts with olive relish, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar

Baked eggs in avocado with salmon

preparation time
10 mins

cooking time
20 minutes

total time
30 minutes

6 servings


For all bagel seasoning

  • 2 tablespoon Poppy

  • 1 tablespoon White Sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon Black Sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried chopped garlic

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried chopped onion

  • 2 teaspoon peeled off sea-salt or coarse salt

For the baked eggs in avocado

  • 3 Big Haas avocadoshalved and cored

  • 6 ounces smoked salmon or salmon, thinly sliced

  • 6 big eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon Saltdivided

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepperdivided

  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakesdivided

  • 1/3 Cup Red onionthinly sliced

For garnish

  • 1/2 Cup crumbles feta cheese

  • 1 bunch fresh dillchopped

  • 3 tablespoon capersdrained

  • All Bagel Spice

  • lemon slices, garnish


  1. Preheat the oven and prepare a baking sheet:

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or spray with nonstick spray.

  2. Make the All-Bagel Seasoning:

    In a small bowl, mix together the poppy seeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onions, and salt. Stir until everything is well mixed. Store in a sealed jar or container until ready to use.

  3. Prepare avocados

    Using a spoon, scoop out about 1 tablespoon or more of avocado flesh to enlarge the indentation in the center of each avocado. You want it to be wide. Arrange the avocado halves on a baking sheet and line the indentations with strips of smoked salmon.

  4. Prepare the eggs:

    In a small bowl, combine salt, freshly ground black pepper, and red pepper flakes. In a separate small bowl, carefully crack 1 egg and season with a pinch or two of the salt, pepper and red chilli flake mixture.

    Use a spoon to gently scoop the seasoned yolk into the avocado indentation, trying to keep the yolk intact. If there is any egg white left, add it to the avocado well. Repeat the process with the remaining eggs until all avocado halves are filled.

  5. Add toppings and bake the avocados:

    Garnish the eggs with red onions. Gently place the sheet pan in the oven and bake the avocados for 15-20 minutes or until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to the desired consistency.

  6. Garnish and serve:

    Remove avocados from the oven and sprinkle with feta cheese, fresh dill, capers, and any bagel seasoning. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.

nutritional information (per serving)
404 calories
29g Fat
27g carbohydrates
18g protein
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