You know how they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Personally I think every meal is the most important, including the snacks I have in between. But, we’ll go with it for now because I made a California breakfast egg scramble and I want to eat it every morning (or lunch or dinner because breakfast should be all day every day).
I tend to eat scrambled eggs for breakfast on work days but they can get pretty boring pretty quick. Dress them up with some veggies, salsa, cheese, and avocado and it’s a whole new world (cue Aladdin sing along)!
This California breakfast egg scramble is easy, filling, and only takes 20 minutes to make! Perfect for a quicker breakfast with some extra oomph.
PS. Don’t be skimping on that avocado. As a California at heart forever and always, I can tell you we are massive fans of the avocado and will use it wherever we possibly can. Trying to order a BLT in LA? Psych! It’s a BLTA (bacon lettuce tomato avocado) and honestly it’s so much better that way 😎.
California breakfast egg scramble (with all the avocado) all day every day? Pleasekthanks recipe below!Print
Easy and quick vegetarian breakfast, brunch, or any time of day meal with delicious California style flavors.
- 8 large eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 1 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
- 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
- 2 tablespoons green onion, sliced + extra for garnish
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, roughly chopped + extra for garnish
- 4 ounces canned green chiles, drained
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Red salsa for drizzling (I used homemade roasted salsa, but your favorite store bought or a pico de gallo will work just fine)
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and green onion, and cook for 2-3 minutes, until spinach starts to wilt.
- While the spinach and green onion are cooking, whisk together eggs, milk, cilantro, half of the cherry tomatoes, chiles, and 3/4 of the cheese.
- Reduce the heat to medium low and pour the egg mixture into the pan. Let cook for 1-2 minutes, until the eggs begin to set. Once they start, gently pull the eggs from the edges to the center of the pan and fold them in, repeating until the eggs are set (look a little shiny or wet on top but are no longer runny). Remove from heat and plate as desired.
- Top with avocado, the rest of the cheese and tomatoes, a drizzle of salsa, extra green onion, extra cilantro, and fresh ground black pepper. Serve immediately.