Perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch, especially when you have houseguests in for the weekend. Simply delish!

Scrambled Egg Tortillas with Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado and Cilantro
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
  • 8 large flour tortillas (10")
  • 1 curly or other soft-leaf lettuce head
  • 2 Cups diced plum tomatoes (6 to 8)
  • 1/2 avocado; diced
  • 1/2 Cup chopped red or yellow onion
  • 1/4 Cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
  • olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper or to taste; stems and seeds removed, finely chopped, optional
  • salt
  • 6 large eggs; (to 8)
  • water
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Wrap stacked tortillas in foil. Bake until warmed, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, trim stem end from lettuce, wash leaves and dry. Stack about 6 large leaves and cut crosswise into thin slices. You should have about 4 cups. Set aside. Reserve remaining lettuce for other use.
  4. Combine tomatoes, avocado, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, jalapeno and salt to taste in medium bowl. Set aside.
  5. Break eggs into large bowl. Add 1/4 Cup cold water, 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste; whisk until frothy.
  6. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add about 1 Tablespoon olive oil and tilt pan to coat evenly. Add eggs all at once. Using heat-resistant rubber spatula, slowly stir eggs, adjusting heat, if necessary, until eggs are set, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle eggs with shredded cheese, cover and remove pan from heat.
  7. To assemble tortillas, place handful (about 1/2 Cup packed) lettuce on each warm tortilla. Add spoonful of scrambled egg, distributing in a stripe down center. Top with about 1/3 Cup tomato mixture. Add spoonful of sour cream. Roll filling up in tortillas and arrange, seam-side down on platter. Cover with foil to keep warm while assembling remaining tortillas.
  8. Yields 4 (2-tortilla) servings.

If you prefer, make it easier on yourself by setting out warm tortillas, lettuce, tomato salsa, cheese-topped scrambled eggs and sour cream in individual serving bowls and let everyone assemble their own.

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