Eggs with Avocado and Salsa

This super-simple paleo breakfast recipe combines fluffy scrambled eggs with avocado slices and salsa. Almonds are added as a crunchy and unusual topping for extra protein. To make this dish more substantial, try serving it with salmon or bacon, or alongside some fresh fruit if you’d like a lighter meal.

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Eggs with Avocado and Salsa

Servings 2

Total Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 415

carbohydrate 13g

protein 21g

fat 32g


  • 4 large egg(s)
  • 1/2 medium avocado(s) sliced
  • 1/2 cup(s) almonds sliced or slivered
  • 4 tablespoon(s) salsa


  1. Heat non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Beat eggs in a small bowl, and pour into skillet.
  3. Cook for 1 minute and turn heat to medium-low. Finish cooking (about 2-4 minutes longer).
  4. Top with almonds, avocado and salsa. Season with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, if desired.

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here


  1. Surely this recipe isn’t made for 2 people. Does the shopping list take into account that you’d need to double this?

    I would suggest that you go back through your recipes and clearly state how many servings each makes.

  2. Recipes are great, but have to agree with Slice57. This item is barely for 1 person, and the Myra’s Chopped Mushrooms, Eggs and Onion contains 12 eggs and makes 6-8 servings? Standardizing the serving sizes (or at least always showing serving size) would be a big help.

    1. We’re working on this. It’s a lot of work to standardize recipes ;), but it is something we’re doing, just gradually as we can.

  3. Fitday shows:

    4 egg (whites only)
    68 cal
    .25g fat
    1g carb
    14g protein

    2oz Almonds (unsalted and not roasted)
    328 cal
    28g fat (18g monounsaturated)
    11g carb
    12g protein

    4tbsp Salsa (red, fresh – not cooked)
    17 cal
    .1g fat
    4g carb
    1g protein

    So, that’s:
    413 cal
    28.35g fat
    16g carb
    27g protein

    That’s not too bad is you consider it works well with a 2400 cal/day diet (6 meals at approx. 400 cal). The protein is pretty spot on for someone who is about 180lbs/10%BF and doing CrossFit (assuming you’re getting 1lbs of protein per pound of lean body weight). The only downfall IMO is the fat content. However, since the majority is monounsaturated fat with sparingly saturated and polyunsaturated fats to complete it….it’s not bad. Technically, it’s great!

    I was able to research, calculate, and post this info within 10 minutes. Instead of criticizing the administrators who have gracefully uploaded these recipes, why don’t we take the time to analyze the recipes ourselves to ensure what is being posted is truly beneficial to out individual nutritional needs. Just a thought.

  4. You’re right, but split that in half and you have two CrossFitting adults eating two eggs and some almonds for breakfast. The site describes the plan as being designed for two.

    I really love the site and plans so far. This is the start of our second week and we’ve definitely been left without leftovers or left hungry a few times. Zucchini and Ground Beef is an example of a meal that’s enough for dinner, but no leftovers for lunch. These are just small details of a great offering. I’d just go through one afternoon and make sure each recipe has enough for two people for two meals.

    1. Hi James,
      Thanks for your comment and suggestions. It’s difficult to get it right for every couple, and it might take a little getting used to for intense athletes like yourselves. This plan is set up for people who aren’t super active, assuming that if you do work out a lot you’ll add food in to supplement what we suggest.

      For you guys in particular, I’d add more fruit and vegetables. If you’re not trying to lose weight (or even if you are) you may need to add sweet potatoes and squash in, as well. Maybe a few more nuts here and there. If the 2 eggs aren’t enough for you, make 3 or add a piece of nitrite free bacon or smoked salmon to your breakfast. Think of Paleo Plan as your template – a starting point – and add from there.

      Having said that, I apologize for leaving you hungry or without leftovers and we’ll get on that right away. Thanks again for writing in!

      Nutrition Therapist
      Paleo Plan

    2. Hi again,

      Since several people have commented on this recipe not being ample, I added half an avocado to the mix to round it out and add significant calories. Hope this helps!


  5. I see that you are a Nutrition Therapist. Where did you get your certification. I am looking into programs now!

    1. Hi Stephanie,

      I received my certification from Seven Bowls School of Nutrition, Nourishment and Healing, which at the time was a 3 year, full-time, masters level program. It’s different now, unfortunately. They only do weekend seminars. I would look at Hawthorn University, Huntington College of Health Sciences or Bridgeport University. All are masters programs. Here’s a link to a comprehensive list of schools, some better than others. Good luck!

  6. I Think with most of these recipes you can use good old fashioned common sense. If 2 eggs are not enough just double the recipe. I eat 2 eggs and my husband would eat 4 eggs. All of these recipes are easily adapted to individual needs. If you are going to exercise you should compliment this meal with some fruit.

    1. @Andrea – Well, it’s easy to substitute other nuts and seeds in things like trail mix and some of the other snacks and meals like ham, applesauce and almonds. For the baked goods, you’ll have to use a combination of tapioca flour and coconut flour, and there are a LOT of recipes online using this combination. Hope that helps.

  7. I love this recipe. I eat half, as instructed for breakfast or lunch or on a lazy weekend morning drop it to 3 eggs and have it as brunch.

    1. @austhokie – There are so many brands of good salsa – Paleo salsa – that it’s hard to recommend any. Just check the ingredients and make sure it’s “clean”. We don’t have you make your own because that would take a lot of time and we’re trying to save you time :) but if you’re into making your own, go for it!

  8. Guess that they trying to ask what are the paleo ingredients that you would use for a salsa? Because some of us aren’t used to all the ingredients yet and what is and what isn’t paleo. Can you give us an idea of what ingredients might be used for a paleo salsa?
    Chopped tomatoes, onions and pineapple? I am also unsure of what to use for a paleo salsa.

    1. Louise – yep, all those work onions, avocado, garlic, spices, olive oil, tomatoes, peppers, lime juice. Just stay away from corn syrup, vegetable oils, and preservatives like sodium benzoate. Really anything you can’t pronounce.

  9. trying to get a exact fix on exact amounts of protein , carbs, fruits and fats allowed for each meal and snack s per day for a female wanting to lose 20 pounds . Cant be the same for males and females.

  10. I have a great recipe for home made salsa. It can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks or it can be divided and frozen for later use. 2 cans(141/2) oz low sodium organic peeled or diced tomatoes.1 clove of garlic if you want more spice and flavor add two. 3 jalapeños( seeds can be cut out from one or two of the peppers if you desire a less spicy salsa) . juice of 1 lime. about 3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro. 1 small yellow or white onion. Place ingredients in mini chopper except for tomatoes. In blender put tomatoes add contents of mini chopper and do one quick pulse add sea salt and fresh pepper to taste. enjoy

  11. This is a great breakfast recipe! It is loaded with nutrients and designed for health. I’m curious as to why people on here demand the recipes be tailored for “Crossfitting.” The Paleo Diet is designed for health. Crossfit, as much as its practitioners don’t want to believe, is not built for health. It is overly stressful on the human body, and likely to cause long-term damage (check your blood panels, folks, the numbers don’t lie). jbrp was nice enough to provide some nutritional stats to counter the negativity, but decided to use egg whites only, reducing this recipe by roughly 230 calories.
    This breakfast, as listed, free of charge for anyone to enjoy, is fit for champions, and will help people attain their goals of vibrant health. And it’s ridiculously delicious. Thanks for great meal!

  12. Even though this was lovely I have to say it wasn’t enough for two people. I found myself needing to eat again too soon afterwards. I’ll just add a bit more next time. Oh, and we don’t do Crossfit. ;)

  13. This recipe surprised me! Almonds over eggs sounded so unlikely but I tried it one night when i needed a quick dinner and had all the ingredients on hand. I LOVE it! It’s high my rotation now. Normally I halve the recipe, which is easily done, to serve 1. Quick and satisfying for me.

    I’m just beginning to explore this whole paleo eating thing and while not counting calories is scary for me, eating this way feels very right. Your recipes (i’ve tried about 8) have all be excellent! I look forward to trying more of them.

    As a note, I’m not overweight but I’m definitely under-fit. I’m curious to see if the portion sizes start to feel too small for me as my body learns to use more energy. (Though crossfit isntt for me, I assume most of the folks for whom the portions are too small are walking furnaces of fitness when it comes to burning energy.)

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