Salsa de Huevo Vegetarian Mexican Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Salsa de Huevo is one of our favourite vegetarian Mexican recipes to cook for brunch or breakfast.

Our authentic Mexican Scrambled Eggs recipe is quick and easy to make, ready to serve in under an hour.

Serve Salsa de Huevo as a DIY breakfast buffet concept with warm tortilla, guacamole, spicy salsa and fresh lime.

You’re friends and family will love our favourite morning Mexican feast featuring flavourful eggs, garlic, chile, tomatoes, cilantro and onion.

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What Is Salsa de Huevo?

Salsa de Huevo is a simple Mexican breakfast featuring scrambled eggs cooked in homemade tomato sauce.

Salsa in Mexico refers to a variety of sauces used as condiments for tacos and other Mexican foods, and as dips for tortilla chips. They may be raw or cooked, and are generally served at room temperature.

Huevo translates to egg in Spanish.

The breakfast dish is typically served on a plate with guacamole, warm tortillas and lime wedge.

Traditional Salsa de Huevo recipe ingredients.
TraditionalSalsa de Huevo recipe ingredients.

Travel to Mexico by Cooking Salsa de Huevo at Home

I love traveling to Latin America.

As a professional food and travel journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy amazing meals in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, from traditional markets to award winning restaurants.

For over ten years, I’ve been on the hunt for the best Salsa de Huevo recipe. I’ve embarked on culinary adventures at restaurants in Cuba, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

In Mexico, I’ve enjoyed traditional Mexican breakfast at restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Mexico City, Merida, Chichen Itza and Playa del Carmen.

AuthenticMexican Eggs are quick & easy vegetarian brunch dish featuring freshly cracked eggs, garlic, chile, tomatoes, cilantro and onion.

After enjoying your first few bites, you’ll realize why a steaming plate ofSalsa de Huevo is a must-try when visiting Mexico!

Prepare Mexican Scrambled Eggs in a large nonstick skillet.
Prepare Mexican Scrambled Eggs in a large nonstick skillet.

Where To Eat Authentic Salsa de Huevo

If you live in a large city in Canada or America you’ll likely have access to a local Mexican restaurant that serves traditionalspicy salsa scrambled eggs.

Haven’t traveled to Mexico before? It may be helpful to first sample traditional Mexican Scrambled Eggs at a local restaurant to better understand how it is served. You’ll get an idea for how much guacamole and how many warm tortillas to serve on each plate and the ideal spicy heat level of the sauce.

In Toronto, the best Mexican restaurants that may offer vegetarian Salsa de Huevo include El Rey, La Carnita, Playa Cabana, El Catrin, Campechano, El Trompo, Fonda Lola, Hot Mess Tex Mex, Rosalinda, Reposado Bar, Grand Electric and Milagro.

Serve Salsa de Huevo with guacamole, tortilla and lime.
ServeSalsa de Huevo with guacamole, tortilla and lime.

My Family Loves Mexican Scrambled Eggs

I love cooking Salsa de Huevo for my friends and family.

The simple Mexican breakfast is quick and easy to make and features a short list of affordable groceries like eggs, tomatoes, onions and chile.

I knew my family would likethis classic Mexican breakfast dish because they love scrambled eggs and guacamole.

You can make Salsa scrambled eggs to appease any palate. When I make this dish at home for myself I often add another chopped chile to increase the heat. When cooking for my parents who have a very low tolerance to spicy food I scrape the seeds out of the chile to ensure everyone is happy.

I do suggest serving a variety of hot sauces and salsas at the table so those who enjoy a spicy Mexican breakfast can increase the heat as they please.

Salsa de Huevo is our favourite easy healthy vegetarian Mexican dish to serve at breakfast or brunch.
Salsa de Huevo is our favourite easy healthy vegetarian Mexican dish to serve at breakfast or brunch.

Health Benefits

OurSalsa de Huevo recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients!

Onions are a humble vegetable packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Regular consumption of leeks can help boost digestive health and reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

It is only recently that scientists have begun to identify the components responsible for garlic’s myriad health benefits. Rich in phytochemicals and potassium, garlic helps boost your immune system, fight cancer and protect your heart.

Rich in a group of phytochemicals called carotenoids, tomatoes may help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and provide protection against cancer. Tomatoes are also a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C.

Chile has been proven to help reduce the duration of sickness, prevent heart disease, and promote weight loss. 

A good source of bone-strengthening vitamin K, cilantro is also rich in antioxidants that help protect the eyes from damage by free radicals. 

Eggs contain two vital nutrients that are not present in many foods: iodine and vitamin D. Eggs are also rich in tissue-building protein and vitamin B12, which helps your body manufacture blood cells.

You can serve Mexican scrambled eggs as a DIY buffet for guests to serve themselves.
You can serveMexican scrambled eggs as a DIY buffet for guests to serve themselves.

Salsa de Huevo Recipe Cooking Tips

Healthy vegetarian Mexican eggs are quick and easy to make at home.

  • Use a large nonstick skillet to reduce splatter when cooking.
  • In our recipe below we suggest using a blender to prepare the salsa but you could also use an immersion blender.
  • If your breakfast guests can not tolerate spicy foods be sure to remove the chile seeds.
  • We’ve used Spanish cooking onions in this recipe but you could substitute for sweet Vidalia onions, white onion or shallots.
  • We traditionally serve this recipe with warm tortillas but you could substitue for nachos.
  • You can also sprinkle Mexican scrambled eggs with crumbled queso cheese before serving.
You can serve Salsa de Huevo on individual plates with tortillas, guacamole and lime.
You can serve Salsa de Huevo on individual plates with tortillas, guacamole and lime.

What To Serve with Mexican Eggs

There’s no better way to wake up to the world then by feasting on traditional Mexican eggs.

The simple recipe is one of our favourite brunch dishes from Latin America, featuring soft and spicy salsa scrambled eggs, creamy guacamole, warm tortillas and juicy limes.

We typically serve spicy Mexican scrambled eggs with freshly squeezed orange juice and a hot mug of coffee.

If you’re hosting a morning buffet you may want to serve other popular breakfast dishes like Kookoo Sabzi, Southern Smoked Baked Beans, Vegan Buckwheat Gluten Free Porridge, Mihlama Kuymak Turkish Melted Cheese and Cornmeal, Sourdough French Toast, Kardemummabullar Swedish Cardamom Buns, Healthy Breakfast Polenta Bowl, Blueberry Mango Crepes, Banana Oat Flour Pancakes, Chocolate Cherry Pancakes and Baileys French Toast.

Salsa de Huevo are a quick and easy Mexican recipe featuring common and affordable ingredients.
Salsa de Huevo are a quick and easy Mexican recipe featuring common and affordable ingredients.

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Now you're an expert on how to make the best homemade Salsa de Huevo Mexican Scrambled Eggs recipe!
Now you’re an expert on how to make the best homemadeSalsa de Huevo Mexican Scrambled Eggs recipe!

How To Make Traditional Salsa de Huevo

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Salsa de Huevo

How to make traditional Salsa de Huevo. Our easy healthy vegetarian Mexican scrambled eggs are served with tortillas, guacamole and lime.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Salsa de Huevo
Servings: 4
Calories: 212kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • French knife
  • Nonstick Skillet
  • Wooden spoon or spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Serrano Chile broiled
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 lb Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro
  • Kosher Salt
  • 6 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Spanish Onion finely chopped

Instructions

  • Put the garlic and, chiles and water into a blender and blitz until smooth. Add the unpeeled tomatoes, blending until smooth.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet, add the tomato puree, cilantro, and salt, and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pan, until slightly reduced, around 5 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Break the eggs into a bowl and stir in the onion and salt. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet, add the eggs and cook until just set. Turn them over, like a broken omelet, and cook on the second side until firm.
  • Reheat the sauce, when simmering, add the egg pieces and heat through, press them down so the sauce covers them, approximately 3 minutes. Serve with hot corn tortillas.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9.5g | Fat: 17.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 3.9g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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