Are you looking for an easy and delicious breakfast idea? Try pesto eggs on avocado toast! This viral TikTok recipe is simple to follow and can be made in just a few minutes. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover pesto sauce.

Pesto fried eggs on slices of avocado toast on a white plate.

There are numerous ways to make avocado taste to individual taste, and this Pesto Egg version might be one of the best yet.

Whether you have leftover pesto from last night’s dinner or make some fresh, it is the perfect way to cook eggs to top your toast.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Leftovers are sometimes tricky to use up when they are in small amounts, so this is a great way to use up that last scoop of pesto.
  • Eggs with drippy yolks are delicious and well-liked, and are the perfect topping to some avocado toast.
  • This comes together quickly for a delicious breakfast recipe that looks and tastes great even on busy mornings.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients for making pesto eggs on avocado toast on a white background.

Eggs are a delicious protein with healthy fats and nutrients. Eggs are also fairy cost effective and budget-friendly. See my other recipes for Over Medium Eggs, Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs, and Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs.

Avocado adds more healthy fats to help you stay fuller, longer.

Toast is the perfect ingredient base here. It will soak up every last drop! Be sure to buy gluten-free bread if you are on a gluten-free diet.

Pesto has a nutty flavor that is enhanced by heating. You can buy prepared pesto or make my dairy-free pesto. If you buy basil pesto, be sure it uses quality ingredients like olive oil as opposed to other cooking oil like vegetable oil.

Let me show you how to make this easy recipe that is perfect for breakfast or lunch. This is a viral recipe from social media that actually turned out pretty great!

Recipe Steps

Process collage of how to make tik tik pesto eggs.

Step One

While the pesto is heating in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, crack the eggs into small bowls.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Heat your homemade pesto or jarred pesto in the pan.

Step Three

Gently add the eggs into the skillet on the pesto, and add a lid. Cook until the yolks just begin to cloud over to ensure they remain runny. Don’t overcook your eggs or you will get a rubbery egg.

Two eggs in a skillet of warmed pesto.

Step Four

While the eggs finish cooking, add sliced or mashed avocado on a piece of toast.

Top with your fried pesto egg and finally add red pepper flakes or hot sauce to finish it off. Enjoy!

Side view of a bite taken from pesto eggs on avocado toast.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can double this recipe, but you may need to cook the eggs in batches.
  • This recipe is best served right after it is made. It does not store or re-heat well.
  • Feel free to get creative with your TikTok Pesto Eggs. Top them with a drizzle of honey, pine nuts, ricotta cheese, feta cheese, or even more pesto.
  • If you are on a dairy-free diet, be sure to use a vegan pesto sauce or make your own dairy-free pesto.

Recipe FAQs

Is this recipe dairy free?

Pesto usually has some cheese in it, so stick with making your own or looking for vegan options when buying a jar.

Why do I need to crack the eggs into a bowl?

This is a great trick to use for both frying and poaching eggs. You can set up each egg in an individual bowl, which allows you to check for any stray pieces of shell and make sure your egg yolk remains intact. Then you will simply tip the egg into the pan gently to cook.

fork breaking into a cooked egg yolk on toast.

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Pesto fried eggs on slices of avocado toast on a white plate.

Pesto Eggs on Avocado Toast (TikTok)

Are you looking for an easy and delicious breakfast idea? Try pesto eggs on avocado toast! This TikTok recipe is simple to follow and can be made in just a few minutes. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover pesto sauce.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 slices sourdough bread (use gluten-free bread for gluten-free diets), toasted
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced or mashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a medium or large skillet, heat the pesto over medium heat. Let it heat up for 1-2 minutes, stirring it occasionally to spread it over the bottom of the skillet.
  2. While the pesto is heating, carefully crack each egg into a small bowl. This helps keep the yolks whole.
  3. Reduce the heat on the skillet to low. Pour each egg into the skillet, leaving space between the two eggs.
  4. Cover the skillet and cook the eggs on low heat for about 4 minutes, or until the egg whites are cooked through but the yolk is still soft. The yolk will start to get slightly cloudy when the eggs are ready.
  5. While the eggs are cooking, top the toasted bread with the avocado. You can either slice or cube the avocado or mash it to put on top of the toast. I like to mash it slightly on the toast with the back of a fork.
  6. When the eggs are done cooking, turn off the heat and use a spatula to serve each egg and pesto on top of the toast and avocado. Top with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and serve hot.

Notes

  1. You can double this recipe, but you may need to cook the eggs in batches.
  2. This recipe is best served right after it is made. It does not store or re-heat well.
  3. If you are on a dairy-free diet, be sure to use a vegan pesto sauce or make your own dairy-free pesto.

Keywords: pesto, fried eggs, avocado toast, tiktok

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