Simple Spicy Green Breakfast Tacos

These green tacos are my go-to weekday breakfast. Simply scrambled eggs are tucked into tortillas with avocado, sautéed spinach & tomatillo salsa.

Simple Spicy Green Breakfast Tacos

Happy Friday, are you ready for breakfast taco #3?

Last but certainly not least is the breakfast taco recipe that I’ve made sooo many times it would be impossible to count. These are filled with eggs, (lots of) spinach, avocado, sliced serrano, and very generous scoops of fresh tomatillo salsa. They’re a fresh, spicy, healthy way to start the day!

If you missed Monday and Wednesday’s posts, this is Meal Prep Breakfast Taco week! Go read the first installments here and here if you love tacos in the morning as much as I do. Or just skip to below and make this recipe 🙂

Simple Spicy Green Breakfast Tacos From the ingredients that I prepped at the beginning of the week, I used:
– the fresh tomatillo salsa
– spinach and other fresh ingredients I bought at the beginning of the week

It’s Friday, and I’m keeping things simple. My strategy was to use the roasted vegetables in recipes #1 and #2, because I find that they’re best used within 2-3 days. The tomatillo salsa, however, will last up to about 2 weeks, so I was able to save that from the first recipe. Fresh spinach, avocado, and peppers keep well in the fridge, so I felt like I could use them whenever.

Simple Spicy Green Breakfast Tacos

I hope you enjoyed this little breakfast taco series! Here’s a Downloadable PDF Grocery List that includes the ingredients for all 3 recipes.

Oh! and if you have any ingredients from any of the recipes left over: toss them all together in a bowl, add some black beans, and make a nice taco salad!

Simple Spicy Green Breakfast Tacos
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This is my go-to weekday breakfast. Simply scramble eggs and tuck them into tortillas with avocado, sautéed spinach, and tomatillo salsa.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
  • 5 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 large eggs
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tortillas, charred or warmed
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, for serving
  • Microgreens, optional
  • Sliced serrano peppers, optional
  • Lime wedges, if desired, for serving
  1. Brush a medium nonstick stick skillet lightly with olive oil and bring to medium heat. Add the spinach and pinches of salt and pepper and sauté until the spinach is wilted. Work in batches, if necessary.
  2. Wipe out the skillet and scramble the eggs. Brush the skillet lightly with olive oil and bring to medium heat. Add the eggs, let them cook for a few seconds, and then stir and scramble the eggs until just set.
  3. Assemble the tacos with the eggs, spinach, avocado slices, and scoops of tomatillo salsa. Top with the microgreens and sliced serranos and serve with lime wedges, if desired.



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Rate this recipe (after making it):  

  1. Gaby Dalkin

    I’m all for a 24/7 taco diet—especially if these tacos are involved!

  2. Sabrina from

    this is right up my alley! Eggs, avo, spinach, lime and spicy, yes that works for me, thank you for a great recipe!

  3. Haley

    I love tomatillo salsa on my tacos. So good!

  4. Megan

    That looks delicious!

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