The humble taco is quick to make, infinitely flexible, and pretty much fool proof, which is why it’s a weekly go-to for our Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Lily. The below are guidelines for a simple breakfast taco, but feel free to mix and match any number of delicious ingredients, throw on a fried egg, top with onion, cilantro, and lime and make it your own.
Servings / Work Time
4 Tacos / 10 Minutes
- 4 corn tortillas, warmed
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
- 1/4 Red Onion or small shallot, diced
- 1 ripe Avocado, sliced
- Cilantro, stems and leaves, coarsely chopped
- 1 medium Jalapeño, diced
- 1/2 Lime, sliced into wedges
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Hot sauce of your choice!
To make a quick homemade salsa, start by prepping your toppings using your Chef's Knife and Oak Cutting Board. Slice, quarter, and dice the avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion or shallot, cilantro, and jalapeño. Delicate herb stems such as cilantro, basil, and parsley are packed with flavor, so always include them in your cooking.
Toss the tomatoes, onion, jalapeños, and half of the cilantro into a small Mixing Bowl. Mix the toppings together, spritz with the juice of one lime wedge, and top with a little salt and pepper to taste.
Next, heat your Essential Pan on medium-low. While the pan warms, beat the eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Feel free to add milk for extra fluffiness. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
When the pan is warm, add the olive oil and allow it to heat up before adding the scrambled eggs. Add the eggs, stirring occasionally and cooking until the desired doneness.
To warm up your tortillas, you can quickly char them in a dry pan or over an open flame. Or, pop them in the microwave wrapped in a linen napkin or tea towel for 30 seconds.
When the eggs are done, divide them into four portions and assemble your tacos as you like! We typically start with the egg, then top with avocado slices, a tablespoon or two of the homemade salsa, a pinch of additional cilantro, salt and pepper to taste, and our favorite hot sauce. Enjoy!