May 6
2013

Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon {Giveaway}

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Let’s kick off the week with Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon from Gaby Dalkin’s book Absolutely Avocados. And to top things off, I’m giving away a copy (scroll down to enter).

If you’ve ever visited Gaby’s sites, What’s Gaby Cooking, you know that she is completely avocado-obsessed. And I mean that in the best way possible. For her readers, that means that we can benefit from not only the recipes on her site, but the 75 avocado-inspired recipes in her book.

I know what you’re thinking…it’s probably nothing but guacamole. Au contraire, my jaded friends. By my count there are eight guacamole recipes in Absolutely Avocados…and the goat cheese version is a “must make asap” kind of recipe. Believe me. It’s that good.

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Gaby knows how to make the most of this creamy fruit and succeeds in showing off its versatility with recipes such as Tlayuda: Mexican Pizza, Crab Cakes with Basil-Avocado Aioli and Avocado Brownies.

And then there’s this heavenly breakfast dish. I’m a complete sucker for anything that involves poached eggs. Or smoked salmon and avocados, for that matter. If this was placed in front of me on Mother’s Day, I would be one happy lady!

I layered the dish carefully, giving proper reverence to each ingredient. I piled the lemon-touch greens on each place, then carefully layered on chunks of smoked salmon (you could use lox, too) and slices of creamy avocado. The poached egg then lay gently on top until I prodded it with my fork to allow the bright yellow yolk to spill down onto the salmon, avocado and greens, acting as a rich dressing.

What a fantastic array of flavors and textures. This is a salad I will be making over and over again.

Absolutely Avocados? Absolutely brilliant.

The recipe:

Fill a shallow pan with at least 3 inches of water. Add the white vinegar; bring the water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.

Equally divide the micro greens among 4 small plates. Squeeze a touch of lemon juice on each pile of greens.

Lay 2 ounces of the smoked salmon on top of the greens.

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Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin, place the avocado on a cutting board, and cut into thin slices. Put the avocado slices on top of the smoked salmon and add another squeeze of lemon juice.

Crack an egg into a small prep bowl. Carefully slip the egg from the prep bowl into the poaching water. With a spoon, nudge the egg white together so the egg remains as close together as possible. Repeat this for the remaining 3 eggs.

Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and turn off the heat. Let the eggs cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then carefully remove each egg with a slotted spoon, letting any excess water drip off. Transfer the egg to the top of the avocado and smoked salmon.

Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon | cookincanuck.com #recipe #avocado

Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

The giveaway:

One lucky reader will win a copy of Absolutely Avocados by Gaby Dalkin.

For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post and record that in the Rafflecopter list below. The other entry options are optional, but will give you additional entries (in other words…more chances to win).

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This giveaway is open to residents of the United States, aged 18 years and older.

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 1 platefull

Calories per serving: 217.4 cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 13.5g / Saturated Fat 2.5g

Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon

From "Absolutely Avocados" by Gaby Dalkin. Reprinted with her permission.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 cups microgreens
  • 1 Meyer lemon, or regular lemons
  • 8 oz. smoked salmon
  • 1 Hass avocado
  • 4 large eggs
  • Coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Fill a shallow pan with at least 3 inches of water. Add the white vinegar; bring the water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Equally divide the micro greens among 4 small plates. Squeeze a touch of lemon juice on each pile of greens.
  3. Lay 2 ounces of the smoked salmon on top of the greens.
  4. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin, place the avocado on a cutting board, and cut into thin slices. Put the avocado slices on top of the smoked salmon and add another squeeze of lemon juice.
  5. Crack an egg into a small prep bowl. Carefully slip the egg from the prep bowl into the poaching water. With a spoon, nudge the egg white together so the egg remains as close together as possible. Repeat this for the remaining 3 eggs.
  6. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and turn off the heat. Let the eggs cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then carefully remove each egg with a slotted spoon, letting any excess water drip off. Transfer the egg to the top of the avocado and smoked salmon.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

Notes

Calories 217.4 / Total Fat 13.5g / Saturated Fat 2.5g / Cholesterol 198mg / Sodium 520.8mg / Total Carbohydrates 5.7g / Fiber 3.2g / Sugars 1.0g / Protein 17.7g / WW (Old Points) 5 / WW (Points+) 5

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1 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl May 6, 2013 at 5:36 am

What a beautiful, simple and healthy recipe!!

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2 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch May 6, 2013 at 5:59 am

I love dishes like this! Perfect for weekend brunch or a simple dinner any night!!!

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3 DessertForTwo May 6, 2013 at 6:20 am

I have this cookbook on my wish list!

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4 Tieghan May 6, 2013 at 6:42 am

This cookbook is in my amazon cart! All these recipes everyone had posted have me dying. This one included!

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5 Laura May 6, 2013 at 6:50 am

This is so incredible! I’m saving this to make for my Dad on Father’s Day!

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6 Kim May 6, 2013 at 7:49 am

Oh wow, this looks great! I’m always looking for new recipes that involve avocados!

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7 Pam Capone May 6, 2013 at 7:51 am

The salad looks incredible. I love avocados and use them in many dishes

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8 Sara May 6, 2013 at 8:05 am

I am avocado obsessed as well. This looks awesome.

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9 Cassie | Bake Your Day May 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

I love everything about this recipe. The salmon looks amazing and your photos are stunning!

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10 carrian May 6, 2013 at 8:56 am

Dara, the photos turned out so stinking beautiful on this post!!

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11 Kristina May 6, 2013 at 9:06 am

I love avocados and poached eggs. This recipe looks like a keeper.

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12 Linda May 6, 2013 at 9:08 am

Wow, what a beautiful dish! Fresh, colorful, and healthy. The cookbook sounds fantastic as well!

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13 Marsha May 6, 2013 at 9:08 am

Oh that recipe looks yummy. I love avocados and this book would be great. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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14 kesha May 6, 2013 at 9:11 am

My daughter just tried poached eggs for the first time this past weekend and she loved them. I know she would love this recipe!

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15 Kim Porter May 6, 2013 at 9:12 am

I love avocados in any form so this cookbook is perfect for me. :)

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16 Meagan @ A Zesty Bite May 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

This is fabulous!

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17 Sally@gooddinnermom May 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

I want this book! All the recipes I’ve previewed look wonderful.

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18 Emily @simplesavvylife May 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

I would love to have this book. Avocados are somthing I don’t eat a lot of but would love to learn to cook with.

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19 Wendy O May 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

Beautiful avocados and beautiful photography. I just love them both.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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20 Donna May 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

My husband grew up with three avocado trees in his yard and we miss them so much. I think it’s time we planted our own tree, because this looks yummy and you found a gorgeous avocado to photograph!
(second best way to eat an avo is in a smoothie!)

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21 Emily T. May 6, 2013 at 9:32 am

This looks delicious! Definitely a nice meal for a weekend- probably a “happy done with classes” reward for myself!

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22 Mr. & Mrs. P May 6, 2013 at 9:32 am

Gorgeous Salad!!! Who can resist that ruby colored salmon!!!!

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23 Esther May 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

Avocado brownies! This I have to try. Great way to get something healthy into my veggie-spurning five-year-old!

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24 Kim C. May 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

I Love avocados and salmon!! I’ve never had them together in one dish and honestly I’m not sure if I would like it, but this looks really good with the poached egg and I think it’s worth trying.

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25 Teri B May 6, 2013 at 9:49 am

Goodness! Three of my absolute favorite foods all put together into one beautiful dish! Can’t wait to try it!

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26 Ellie Delancey May 6, 2013 at 9:58 am

I’m just recently learning to love smoked salmon. Can’t wait to try this dish!

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27 Janet May 6, 2013 at 10:02 am

Yum! My four favorite food groups all together – arugula, avocado, smoked salmon and eggs! I will be making this very soon!

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28 Anne May 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

I love avocados, but I haven’t used them in many ways other than sliced on a sandwich or in guacamole. Thanks for this recipe, and for the chance to win the cookbook, too.

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29 Kari M May 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

This looks delicious! I love avocados, definitely saving this recipe.

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30 Carla @ Carlas Confections May 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

Oh man that salmon and avocado look incredible!!!

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31 libby May 6, 2013 at 10:24 am

Love anything with avocados

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32 Sarah H.P. May 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

I love avocadoes!!

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33 Morgan May 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

I will eat anything with avocadoes, oh my gosh.

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34 Sam Mauldin May 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

This tastes soooo good to my eyes!!!

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35 Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa May 6, 2013 at 11:50 am

Avocados are my favorite food on earth. And this breakfast dish looks amazing!

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36 Kelly May 6, 2013 at 11:51 am

This looks heavenly! The combo of textures and tastes must be wonderful.

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37 Meagan May 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Wow does this look like an amazing way to start the day! (or end it, for that matter!)

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38 Barb P. May 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

This cookbook looks amazing!

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39 Holly May 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I certainly could have used a cookbook with 75 avocado recipes when we lived in Bermuda and had two avocado trees in the yard. Gosh I miss those trees!!

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40 Ellie Ross May 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Anything avocado!!! Love this one.

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41 Amanda Thompson May 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

This is a great cookbook idea because I’m always trying to find new ways to fix avocados!

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42 abby May 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

this looks awesome!

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43 vaishali May 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

wonderful!

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44 Kimi May 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Great giveaway. Thank you

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45 Kate@Diethood May 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Oh my gosh, that looks SO good! What a beautiful salad!

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46 carolinaheartstrings May 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Love this recipe. Avocados are my favorite add to everything food!

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47 desiree May 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

I can’t wait to try this recipe ! it looks delish

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48 nessa May 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm

REALLY WANT TO WIN!

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49 Paula - bell'alimento May 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I have and love this book and everything about this recipe!

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50 Cora May 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

This recipe sounds awesome and I don’t even like poached eggs! The more I hear about this book the more I want it.

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51 julie May 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

This looks amazing! I love avocado on just about anything!

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52 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Gorgeous photos, what a perfect savory breakfast!

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53 Stephen May 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I have learned to love avocados on about everything, even grill them! Cant wait to try new recipes!

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54 Aimee@Menus and Meals for Moms May 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm

This looks fantastic! I’m salivating:)

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55 Beka Reid May 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

This looking amazing! Three of my favorites – avocado, egg, and salmon in one dish. Going to make this!

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56 Kirsty May 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm

This salad looks amazing! I’d love to try more recipes. :-)

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57 Bree May 6, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Oh. My. Yum!!!! Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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58 Juli May 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Avocado = my perfect food. And add an egg? Even better. This is really an ideal meal in my world.

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59 Gail May 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Love Avocados and hate Mondays

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60 Janice May 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

looks delish!

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61 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective May 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Great recipe!

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62 Rena May 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

that looks delicious!! yummy

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63 Kate May 6, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Just plain yummy! Love avocados with everything. :o)

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64 Rachel C May 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

This looks amazing! I have over a dozen avocados in the kitchen right now. My co-worker owns a grove so I get lots of them this time of year. I really need some ideas before they go bad. Thank you!

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65 anniegi May 7, 2013 at 12:45 am

Oh yes! This looks delicious and boy oh boy, anything to do with
avacados & I’m in! Thanks for the giveaway.

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66 Stephanie-Oh May 7, 2013 at 5:38 am

Ohhh, yum, that sounds so good! Love avacados! I’ve been eying her book at Amazon.com. Thanks for the giveaway.

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67 Celeste B. May 7, 2013 at 5:41 am

Mmmmmm…..I love avocados.

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68 Cindy @ Kicking it In May 7, 2013 at 6:48 am

You know how excited I am about this recipe. I’m making it this weekend. I can barely stand it, as it’s only Tuesday! Great photos, too, Dara. That book shall be mine one way or another!

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69 Natalie S May 7, 2013 at 7:16 am

I love avocados!

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70 Anna May 7, 2013 at 7:35 am

I love avocados and I just learned how to make poached eggs, so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe soon! Fantastic!

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71 Dee Parker May 7, 2013 at 9:20 am

I love salmon – this recipe looks delish!

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72 Holly May 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

Eggs, avocados, and salmon – three of my favorite things! Looks delicious.

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73 Isabelle @ Crumb May 7, 2013 at 9:50 am

I love poached eggs with smoked salmon… they always pair so well together, and I can just imagine how a few slices of buttery avocado take it to a whole ‘nother level of delicious! I think this must might end up on the menu the next time I’m hosting a fancy brunch. :)

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74 BWOTX May 7, 2013 at 9:56 am

This looks fabulous! I love all the ingredients – will definitely try ASAP!

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75 Yana P May 7, 2013 at 11:04 am

No lie; I eat this every other day. Love avocados paired with eggs!

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76 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen May 7, 2013 at 11:12 am

A runny egg gets me every time. OH MY!!

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77 Kathy E May 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

What a great recipe! I love anything with avocado.

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78 Andrea M May 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

would love this cookbook!

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79 Christina May 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm

This looks delicious. I would love to win a cookbook devoted to one of my favorite foods!

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80 Elise May 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Avocados are my absolute favorite! Would love to have some new recipes.

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81 ashley - baker by nature May 7, 2013 at 8:05 pm

This salad looks like heaven on a plate!

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82 Barb May 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Would love to expand my avocado horizons!

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83 Debbie Bray May 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I would love to win

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84 Egg Breakfast Quesadillas May 8, 2013 at 1:37 am

That what I was looking for it, it looks so yummy can’t wait to have it.

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85 jenny May 8, 2013 at 3:13 am

avocados are so yummy!

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86 Tatyana May 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

Mmm…I love avocado!

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87 Nutmeg Nanny May 8, 2013 at 9:59 am

This dish is gorgeous, I love avocado and eggs :) perfect combination!

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88 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts May 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Yolk porn!

(Sorry, I’m such a sucker for a perfectly poached egg)

((and for lovely photos))

Thanks, Dara!

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89 Sarah May 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Avocados? Oh man, do you know how many avocados I eat a week? NOM NOM NOM.

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90 Dana May 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

This is a MUST TRY!!!

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91 Daytona @ Outside Oslo May 9, 2013 at 1:57 am

What a beautiful salad. Being a Norwegian-American food-lover, any recipe with smoked salmon catches my eye. This one sounds particularly good.

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92 Kevin @ Closet Cooking May 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm

The salmon, avocado and poached egg combo is a great one!

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93 Sarah L May 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm

This recipe looks so good. I’ve been looking for new ways to eat smoked salmon. I love avocados, too, so this is perfect.

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94 Christy @ My Invisible Crown May 14, 2013 at 7:19 am

This is absolutely mouth-watering! I am hooked on anything and everything that’s topped with a runny egg!

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95 aryAnn D May 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Avocados were one of the few foods I refused to try as I child. Now I could kick myself! All those years that I could have been eating them. Now I can’t get enough.

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96 Litia July 5, 2013 at 4:15 am

they look so cute and delicious. Thank you!

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97 Sydney January 22, 2014 at 8:42 am

Eating this right now, sooooo good. I drizzled sriracha sauce on top for a spicy kick.

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98 Mimuy August 4, 2014 at 9:28 am

What a healthy meal. Love avocados – they are so versatile – ice cream, smoothie, salad, eat it as it is, love it. Keep the good work!

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