Three Spring Brunch Ideas with CA Gold Avocados

If brunch is your favorite weekend activity, then these three recipes are easy, spring-ready, and filled with delicious ingredients, including our bagged variety, California Gold avocados!

 

Mini Ham & Tomato Quiche Muffins with Avocado

Serves 4

The ideal dish for brunch just got easier. Muffin-sized quiches make breakfast perfectly portioned and easy to nosh on!

Ingredients

  • 1 box pie crust, thawed
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup ham, finely cubed
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  3. Cut pie crust into sections using a small round cookie or biscuit cutter. Press a dough cutout into each muffin tin section. 
  4. Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes. 
  5. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper, then set aside. 
  6. Add a pinch of cheese, ham, tomato, and spinach into each section of the mini muffin tin.
  7. Pour egg mixture into each muffin tin section leaving a quarter-inch of space a the top.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the egg is set.
  9. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Avocado Basil Omelet

Serves 2

We want to let you in on a little “omelet secret”: If your eggs are white on the sides and have begun to solidify in the center, your omelet is ready to be flipped! So try this delightful mix of egg, avocado, and basil for a delicious breakfast meant to taste as good as it looks.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. oil or butter
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. 
  2. Heat oil or melt butter in a sauté or omelet pan. 
  3. Pour in the eggs and allow them to cook for about a minute.
  4. Carefully lift the edges of the cooked egg from the side of the pan with a spatula to allow any uncooked egg to make contact with the pan surface.
  5. Once the eggs are completely set, add the sliced avocado, basil, thyme, salt, pepper, and two-thirds of the cheese on half of the omelet. 
  6. Remove from heat, fold the omelet, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and serve immediately. 

Eggs & Avocado English Muffin

Serves 2

Who doesn’t crave a good egg sandwich? Combined with the versatility of an English muffin, it makes it an ideal breakfast food (plus, adding avocado will prove to be even more yummy).

Ingredients

  • 1 English muffin (or 2 slices of toast)
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 eggs, fried
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the English muffin in half and toast both halves.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry eggs for 3 minutes until the white is set, then remove from oil and set aside.
  3. Place the avocado into a bowl and lightly mash it with a fork.
  4. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, then mix.
  5. Spread the marinara sauce over the surface of the English muffin. 
  6. Layer on the avocado mixture.
  7. Place the fried egg on top and serve.