Poached Egg Tostadas with Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa

Prep Time
10 min.
Cook Time
15 min.
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Poaching is a simple way to prepare meals, especially delicate foods like eggs and fish. This method brings a liquid to a boil and then food gently simmers in it. While the water is coming to a boil, you’ll have plenty of time to put together a delicious salsa whose star is a tangy tomatillo. Tomatillos, which are commonly used in Mexican cuisine, have a slightly acidic taste with hints of lemon.

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Cooking spray

Four 6-inch corn tortillas

4 Eggland's Best eggs, large

1 tablespoon white vinegar


1 medium avocado (diced)

1 medium Anaheim pepper (seeds and ribs discarded, diced)

1 medium tomatillo (papery husk discarded, diced)

1/2 medium tomato (diced)

1/4 cup diced red onion

1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 medium garlic clove (minced)

1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange the tortillas in a single layer on the foil. Lightly spray the tortillas with cooking spray. Using a fork, pierce the tortillas a few times to prevent them from filling with air. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Transfer to serving plates.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, bring the water and vinegar to a boil over high heat.
  4. In a medium bowl, gently stir together all the salsa ingredients. Set aside.
  5. Once the water has come to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer. Break an egg into a cup and then carefully slip the egg into the simmering water. Repeat with the remaining eggs, placing them in the water so they don’t touch. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the whites are completely set and the yolks are beginning to set, but aren’t hard. Using a slotted spoon, drain the eggs well. Place each egg on a tostada. Serve with the salsa.


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1 egg and 1/2 cup salsa
Calories 185
Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 186mg
Sodium 169mg
Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Protein 9g