Healthy Benedict

IngredientsVegetables, Eggs, Fruit
Day PartBreakfast
Menu PartEntree
Cuisine TypeAmerican
Healthy Benedict

Filled with multiple veggies, this benedict is healthy and full of flavor. This recipe makes for a great healthy dish for breakfast or brunch.


1 pt. heirloom cherry tomatoes
Rice oil or grapeseed oil
Kosher salt
8 tomatillos, husked and washed
1 yellow onion
1 jalapeño
2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 bunch cilantro
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 large eggs
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
2 oz. cilantro shoots or sprigs


  1. Toss cherry tomatoes with 1 tbsp. rice oil and pinch of kosher salt. Spread tomatoes on baking sheet; char under broiler for 2 to 3 min., shaking pan once or twice, until blistered. Set aside.
  2. Toss tomatillos, onion and jalapeño with rice oil, 2 tsp. salt and pepper; transfer to baking sheet. Place under broiler for 5 to 7 min., shaking pan.
  3. For salsa verde, transfer ingredients to blender; add ½ bunch cilantro and puree. With blender running, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Remove and mix in lime juice and zest by hand. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In med. saucepan, bring 4 cups water, vinegar and pinch kosher salt to a simmer. Stir water and crack eggs into saucepan. Poach to desired doneness and remove from water.
  5. To serve, ladle 4 oz. salsa verde on two plates. Fan out avocado slices and place 6 to 8 charred tomatoes on plate. Place the poached egg  in avocado fan; ladle more salsa verde on top. Garnish with cilantro shoots.

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