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Recipe Contest Winner: California Avocado Breakfast Blossoms

Recipe Contest Winner: California Avocado Breakfast BlossomsCongratulations to Donna Ryan of Topsfield, Massachusetts for submitting the winning recipe to Fiber is the Future’s California Avocado Recipe Contest!

Donna’s recipe – Beautiful Avocado Breakfast Blossoms – demonstrates a creative and unique way to incorporate the delicious and nutritious California Avocado as part of a healthy breakfast.

Thank you to all who submitted recipes. Donna wins an action-packed prize package from The California Avocado Commission to keep her going with all of her avocado-related culinary endeavors. Congratulations Donna!

California Avocado Breakfast Blossoms
Yield: 4 Servings


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 large, firm bell pepper – any color
  • 2 ripe California Avocados
  • 4 strips precooked bacon
  • 1/2-loaf ciabatta bread – sliced into 1/2″ slices
  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce


  • Preheat nonstick pan or griddle on stovetop at medium-low heat
  • Wash and slice bell pepper into at least four 1/2″ rings
  • Place pepper rings on heated pan – do not crowd
  • Crack eggs and add 1 egg per pepper ring, lower heat and cook eggs according to preference
  • While eggs are cooking, slice California Avocado into thick 1/2-3/4″ strips
  • Slice and toast bread
  • Reheat bacon in microwave for 10-15 minutes or until warm, blot on paper towel and chop coarsely
  • When eggs are cooked, place egg inside of pepper ring on platter or individual plates
  • Add California Avocado sections to look like a flower stem and leaves
  • Spoon 1/2 T BBQ sauce and add bacon as garnish to egg
  • Place toast under the “blossom”, serve and enjoy!

For more great recipe ideas please visit the California Avocado Commission’s website at

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