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Bacon, Avocado, and Cheese Omelets with Tomato Salsa Recipe


This omelet makes a great dish for dinner as well as breakfast. If you are short on time, feel free to use bottled salsa and skip straight to the omelet. Turkey bacon may be substituted for the pork bacon.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2/3 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 pickled or fresh jalapeno chile, or to taste, seeded and minced (wear rubber gloves)
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 slices of lean bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small avocado (preferably California)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated Monterey Jack (about 2 ounces)


In a small bowl stir together the tomato, the onion, the jalapeno, the coriander, the lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste until the salsa is combined well.

In a bowl whisk together the eggs, the water, and salt and pepper to taste.

In an 8-inch skillet, preferably non-stick, heat 1/2 tablespoon of the butter over moderately high heat until the foam subsides, pour in half the egg mixture, tilting the skillet to spread the mixture evenly over the bottom, and cook it for 1 minute, or until it is almost set. Sprinkle half the omelet with half the bacon, half the avocado, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces, and half the Monterey Jack cheese and cook the omelet for 1 minute, or until it is set. Fold the omelet over the filling, transfer it to a plate, and keep it warm.

Make another omelet in the same manner with the remaining butter, egg mixture, bacon, avocado, and Monterey Jack and serve the omelets with the salsa.

Yield: 2 servings

Recipe Source: Best of Gourmet 1993 (Conde Nast)
Reprinted with permission.

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