Mother’s Day = Breakfast = Avo

Mother’s Day and breakfast go hand in hand so make sure you make your mom a morning feast fit for a queen, and what better way to show your love than by adding an avo – a source of nutrients and absolutely delicious.

If you’re a bit nervous of your cooking skills, smashed avo on toast, with the zing of lemon, chilli and fresh coriander is always a winner.

For those feeling a bit more adventurous and if you want to be the favourite child forever, prepare your mother an avo shakshuka with avocado harissa yoghurt.

This one-pan meal easily feeds a family of four and goes down well with a couple of slices of toasted ciabatta. Better yet, this meal doesn’t use up too many pots and pans, so less dishes to wash at the end of the meal – yes if you truly love mom, best you clean up the kitchen afterwards.

For those expectant moms out there, make sure to get your partner to spoil with a hearty breakfast, after all a mother’s diet during pregnancy plays a crucial role in influencing the growth of her baby and a healthy birth. Don’t forget to add the avos because they are a nutrient-dense food consisting of a unique combination of dietary fibre, healthy fats, and vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin K and folate, all important as part of a healthy diet for both mom and growing baby.

Local avos are in season now, so no matter what mom is getting for breakfast, add an avo.

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Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 30 ml avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 ml ground turmeric
  • 5 ml smoked paprika
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 x 400 g tin chopped tomato
  • 125 ml tomato passata or tomato puree
  • 100 ml water
  • 5 ml sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

For the avocado and harissa yoghurt:

  • 250 ml Greek-style or plain yoghurt
  • 1 avocado, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon harissa paste
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Flat bread to serve


  • Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the onion until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the smoked paprika and turmeric and cook for a further 1 minute. Add the peppers and sauté for 2 minutes until softened.
  • Add the chopped tomato passata or tomato puree, water and sugar and simmer for 20-25 minutes until thickened.  While the tomato sauce is cooking make the harissa yoghurt by stirring the harissa through the yoghurt and set aside until serving.
  • Cook the eggs in the sauce by making indentations in the tomato ragout and gently break an egg into each hollow. Cover with a lid or a piece of foil and cook over a low heat until the whites are cooked through or done to your liking.
  • To serve top with the sliced avocado and harissa yoghurt, garnish with coriander and avocado slices.

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