The Best Smashed Avocado with a Runny Poached Egg

Get fired up right now with this zingy dish!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes 

Serves: 2


  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1/4tsp chilli flakes
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • White wine vinegar, a dash

To serve (optional): 

  • Balsamic vinegar, little splash of
  • Toasted sourdough, couple of slices


  • Halve and pit the avocado 
  • Scoop out the flesh onto a chopping board and cut into little cubes
  • Place the avocado in a small bowl and smash it! Add the lemon juice, olive oil, chilli and seasoning. Stir well to combine 
  • Toast the sourdough and, while the egg cooks, spoon the avocado over it
  • Meanwhile boil a pan full of water and add a dash of white wine vinegar to help the egg white set faster. Add the eggs and cook for around 3 minutes or until the white is set and the yolk is still runny. Tip: if you’re cooking one egg, swirl the water before adding it as this helps wrap the egg white around the yolk and make it look more restaurant-worthy. With two eggs this becomes more problematic (egg bumper cars anyone?)
  • Lift the eggs out with a slotted spoon and – important point – dab off the water with kitchen roll to avoid soggy eggs 
  • Arrange the egg on top of the avocado and add a little splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Season and enjoy x

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Published by misterrands


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