poached eggs with coriander -lime drizzle

This recipe is simple and very tasty. You can whip up this restaurant quality brekkie for a fraction of the cost of eating out and it’s ready in minutes. I garnished mine with Virtual Bacon Dust – a George Colombaris recipe. It has a beautiful umami flavour and definitely lifts any dish it’s sprinkled on.

poached egg


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Poached eggs with coriander -lime drizzle

Serves 2


  • 1 avocado (cut up into chunks)
  • 2 slices of toast
  • Coriander – lime drizzle (recipe below)
  • Coriander leaves (garnish)
  • 2 poached eggs (Thermomix method below)

Coriander-Lime Drizzle


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small long red chilli, finely chopped


  • Pour oil into a microwave proof jug and heat for 15 seconds (oil should be just warm).
  • Add lime zest, lime juice, chopped coriander, spring onion, and chilli to the oil.
  • Place avocado chunks onto toast and make an indent in the middle for the egg.
  • Place egg on top of the avocado. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish each with some of the sauce, making sure to distribute the herbs and chilli evenly.
  • Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve immediately.


Thermomix Poached Eggs –


  • 1800g of boiling water from the kettle (this is much quicker than boiling in TM)
  • 30 grams white vinegar
  • oil to spray the TM simmering basket
  • 2 eggs (straight from fridge)


  • Pour boiling water and vinegar into bowl.
  • Spray basket with oil and then insert into bowl.
  • Bring the water back to boiling, approximately 2 mins / Varoma / speed 2.
  • Crack 2 eggs into separate containers.
  • Once the Varoma temperature light is on – set timer to cook 3 mins / Varoma / speed 2.
  • Pour eggs into the basket through the hole in the TM lid.
  • Meantime, make your toast and get your plate and slotted spoon ready to remove your eggs and serve over the avocado on toast.


  • If you don’t own a Thermomix make eggs using traditional methods
  • If you like eggs very soft and runny cook for 2 minutes.
  • Water MUST be at boiling temperature before putting the eggs in.
  •  You can poach 4 eggs at a time for the same amount of time. Just check if they are done to your liking. There is plenty of drizzle to make a double serving of this recipe.

Poached eggs recipe adapted from http://thermofun.com/thermofun-poached-eggs-recipe/

Coriander-Lime drizzle adapted from http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/35677/poached+eggs+with+coriander+lime+sauce+and+avocado

Virtual Bacon Dust http://catecancook.blogspot.com.au/2012_02_01_archive.html