On to the letter “H” (if you’re new to the blog, I am doing a personal alphabetical blogging challenge this month) and healthy huevos rancheros!

huevos rancheros

Huevos rancheros is a classic Mexican-inspired breakfast dish. There are countless ways to make it and it’s not always super good for you, but I like mine simple and healthy: with fresh tortillas, a little cheese, perfect fried eggs, great salsa, and sliced avocado.

Yes I said fresh tortillas, meaning homemade tortillas. Do you have to make your own? Of course not. But they are soooo easy to make (I really mean it!)

Corn tortillas are made with masa harina flour. Masa is available in natural foods stores and many supermarkets.

masa

It’s also helpful to have a tortilla press.

tortillapress

If you’ve got what you need and are interested in making your own, here is a great tutorial on how to make corn tortillas from Simply Recipes. Again, you don’t have to make your own tortillas, but do try it sometime!

Recipe for Huevos Rancheros
serves 1-2 people

Ingredients:
2 corn tortillas, homemade or store-bought
2 eggs, preferably organic and free-range
2 tsp. butter or coconut oil
Himalayan or sea salt
1/2 cup fresh salsa
1/2-1 avocado, diced
shredded cheddar cheese, organic and raw if possible- optional
organic sour cream or crème fraîche- optional
organic black beans or refried beans- optional
fresh minced cilantro for garnish- optional

Heat butter in small frying pan, cook eggs slowly on one side until whites are firm and yolks are the way you like them: runny or slightly firm.

friedeggs

Turn eggs and cook a little more on the other side if you like them “over easy” (I like them this way). Salt to taste.

overeasy

In a separate ungreased pan, heat your tortilla (about 30 seconds per side) and melt a little cheese on it, if you like.

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Place one egg on each tortilla. Scoop about 1/4 cup of salsa over the top of each egg. Top with the avocado and optional garnishes and serve.

 

One Comment

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    Marie — September 2, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    Have been looking for a healthier version of this delightful brunch dish. Thanks!