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Keto-Friendly Feta & Pesto Egg Taco: Crispy & Savory

Keto-Friendly Feta & Pesto Egg Taco: Crispy & Savory

Keto-Friendly Feta & Pesto Egg Taco: Crispy & Savory

Transform your breakfast landscape with this Crispy Feta Pesto Egg Taco, a culinary masterpiece that marries the robust flavors of Mediterranean feta with the herby zest of Italian pesto. Each bite delivers a symphony of textures from the creamy egg to the crispy cheese, all nestled within a delicate, low-carb taco shell. This dish not only satisfies your macros with its keto-friendly profile but also caters to your cravings for something quick yet gourmet. Perfect for the on-the-go foodie or the leisurely brunch enthusiast, it’s a versatile creation that promises to elevate your morning routine.

Course: BreakfastCuisine: Mediterranean/Italian FusionDifficulty: Easy
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  • Preheat your non-stick skillet over medium heat on the stove.
  • Add 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese to the skillet, spreading it out into a circular shape roughly the size of your tortilla.
  • Let the feta cook undisturbed for about 3-4 minutes or until it starts to melt and the bottom turns golden brown.
  • Gently spread 2 tablespoons of pesto over the melted feta.
  • Crack one large egg in the center of the feta and pesto mixture. Reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover the skillet with a lid to allow the egg to cook to your preferred doneness – about 3 minutes for a runny yolk or 5-6 minutes for a firm yolk.
  • While the egg is cooking, spray a low-carb tortilla with avocado oil on both sides and place it in the broiler for 1-2 minutes per side or until it reaches your desired crispiness. Watch it closely to prevent burning.
  • Once the egg is cooked, use a spatula to carefully slide the feta, pesto, and egg onto the crispy tortilla.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with any optional add-ins or a sprinkle of herbs.


  • Serving Suggestions

    – Pair this hearty taco with a side of mixed greens drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkle of lemon juice for a refreshing balance.
    – For a heartier meal, accompany the taco with avocado slices or a dollop of full-fat Greek yogurt on the side.
  • Notes

    – The crispiness of the feta can be adjusted by cooking it longer on a lower heat if a crunchier base is preferred.
    – If using store-bought pesto, you can enhance its flavor by adding freshly chopped basil or a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Tips

    – Ensure the skillet is well-heated before adding feta to prevent sticking.
    – If the egg whites spread too far, gently push them towards the yolk using the spatula.
    – To maintain the low-carb integrity of this dish, verify that the pesto and tortilla you choose are keto-friendly with no added sugars or fillers.
  • Variations/Modifications

    – Dairy-Free Version: Replace feta with a dairy-free cheese alternative that melts well.
    – Meat Lovers: Add cooked and crumbled sausage or bacon atop the pesto before adding the egg.
    – Spice It Up: Introduce a teaspoon of harissa paste into the pesto for a spicy kick.
  • Prep Ahead

    – The feta and pesto mixture can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. When ready to eat, reheat the mixture in the skillet before adding the egg.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 390kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Protein: 22.5g
  • Fat: 47g
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