With creamy avocado, runny egg and a herby mayo topping, this is the perfect Vegetarian Bagel Breakfast Sandwich to start your day!
Egg and breakfast go together so well, like with this savoury Shakshuka!
I get way too tired with cereal or toast for breakfast in the morning. I’m constantly on the lookout for breakfast ideas that will give the right sort of fuel to start the day without boring me with the same old options.
The challenge is that it also has to be be fast, because no one has time to waste in the mornings!
Bagel egg sandwich
As much as I love a piece of toasted sourdough in the morning, nothing can really beat a bagel. A bagel fills you up in a way that a piece of bread never could, and the chewy and dense texture just feels right in the mouth.
This recipe will work with all sorts of bagels. I’ve used plain and multi-seed, but pretty much any savoury bagel will do!
Toppings for a sandwich like this are very personal. I love the fresh flavours of tomato and avocado to go with the fried egg and chewy bagel. Choose heirloom tomatoes if you can find them!
It is the mayonnaise that really makes this bagel egg sandwich sing! The fresh herb flavours and hint of garlic meshes perfectly with the creamy mayonnaise to make a truly moorish topping!
While a herb mayonnaise is absolutely perfect for this sandwich, it is actually very versatile. Since making this recipe, I’ve used it with lots of other sandwiches and as a topping at a barbecue.
Making this breakfast bagel sandwich
This breakfast bagel sandwich is incredibly easy to make. All it really takes is a couple of minutes to prepare the ingredients and then a couple more to assemble.
When your herb mayonnaise topping is made, heat up a frying pan and add a bit of butter or oil. Fry the egg as you like it, although for my money, a runny yolk just cannot be beat in a sandwich like this!
Toast your bagel while the egg is frying and smear a tablespoon or two of the herb mayonnaise, split between both top and bottom.
With that ready, it’s time to assemble! Layer on the egg with tomatoes, avocado and any other toppings that will make you happy.
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- 4 bagels
- 115g/½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp chives
- 1 tbsp dill
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 eggs
- Lettuce leaves
- Add the mayonnaise to a mixing bowl. Finely chop the dill and chives and mince the garlic and add to a small bowl. Stir to combine.
- Fry the egg on a hot frying pan with oil or butter. At the same time, slice the bagel in half and toast the bagel.
- Assemble the sandwich by spreading the mayonnaise topping on the toasted bagel, then adding the egg and other toppings of your choice.
Feel free to increase or decrease the herb volume according to your taste.