Baked Avocado with Egg, Tomato and Bacon – Happy Mother’s Day!

baked avoI don’t think there’s an avocado recipe I haven’t enjoyed and this dish is so easy to make.  The avocado has been around for thousands of years and is rich in potassium (helps regulate blood pressure) and vitamin A (helps your eyes). Avocado paste can be applied to the skin to help with rashes and to smooth rough skin.  Looking for a new breakfast/brunch recipe for Mother’s Day?  This fits the bill perfectly!  Experiment with other toppings that mom will like.  If you’ve never tried a baked avocado, you’re in for a treat!

ripe avocado, halved and pit removed
chopped tomato
cooked bacon, diced
salt and pepper
cilantro, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 375c. Arrange avocado halves on a roasting pan. If they are on a slant, slightly trim the bottom. Depending on how big the egg is, you may want to scoop out some of the flesh to keep the egg from spilling over. Season with salt and pepper and then add an egg to the avocado half. Bake in the oven 20 to 30 minutes until egg is cooked to your liking. Remove from the oven, add chopped tomatoes and bacon.

avocadoThe Culinary Chase’s Note: You may want to cook the avocado halves for 15 minutes before adding the egg if the flesh of the avocado is firm.  Enjoy!

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