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Avocado Toast Fried Eggs with Smoked Paprika + Salsa

Avocado Toast Fried Eggs with Smoked Paprika and Salsa | Umami GirlHere’s a five-minute breakfast that boasts an unreasonable happiness-to-effort ratio: avocado toast fried eggs with smoked paprika and salsa. It’s more of a notion than a recipe, though you’re welcome to follow the directions exactly. Piling good things on top of good things is a smart breakfast strategy, as is making a complete hearty meal in about five minutes. Five minutes! Why don’t we all do this more often? 

You might need this breakfast: 

  • After a hard workout
  • After a hard night out
  • To tame the too-much-coffee jitters*
  • Because it’s grey and chilly*
  • Before a big meeting
  • Before a big day chilling on the porch 
  • To fortify you for lawn games
  • Because it’s Sunday*
  • Because it’s Tuesday
  • Because you’re writing about it and keep staring longingly at the photo (I’ve heard)*

(*Indicates current status)

Speaking of things we should all do more often, I’m sitting here on this grey Sunday looking out at the reflection of some Christmas lights I decided to leave up all year in the home office. I thought I might get tired of them, but so far so good. Festive, cozy June. Why not? 

String Lights All Year Long | Umami Girl

Alright, I have some avocado toast fried eggs to pursue. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. See you soon.  

Carolyn xx

Avocado Toast Fried Eggs with Smoked Paprika + Salsa

This five-minute breakfast (or dinner!) layers good things on top of good things and is perfectly satisfying.


  • 1 really good slice of bread
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • 2 sprinkles of salt
  • Dab of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Sprinkle of smoked paprika
  • Glug of salsa


  • Toast the bread to your liking.
  • Scoop out the avocado half and mix it with the lime juice and a pinch of salt. Schmear it onto the toast.
  • Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the eggs as you like, sprinkling with smoked paprika and salt while cooking. Slide the eggs onto the toast.
  • Top with the salsa and dig in.
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    Recipe Notes

  • My favorite toast for this meal is the Early Bird Multiseed Bread from Whole Foods, but you know what you like.
  • Here's an amazon affiliate link to my favorite little frying pan for eggs. It calls itself a one-egg pan, but it fits two large eggs. I'm not a huge fan of single-purpose tools, but I use this little guy all the time, and not just for eggs. Last week used it to toast pine nuts for that scrumptious ramp pesto, for example.
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    Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.