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Harissa Eggs in Whipped Goat Cheese. Eggs cooked to your liking, served with harissa sauce, and snuggled into a bed of creamy whipped goat cheese. A fresh, bright avocado herb salad is spooned overtop. There’s also a spicy chile butter for a balance of spicy, sweet, and savory flavors. Altogether, it’s so delicious. And naan or toasted bread is certainly a must to serve alongside.

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Something a little different today! Growing up, we’d often do “breakfast for dinner” on nights when Dad just didn’t know what else to cook. More times than not, he’d make soft-boiled eggs mashed with cheddar cheese. Other times, it was fried eggs and toast.

Nothing fancy, but it always hit the spot, especially when we were super hungry.

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As an adult, I eat eggs most days of the week. Usually, I just soft-boil them because they’re easy, but sometimes I like to do them up fancier.

I’ve made variations of Turkish eggs before, but this is by far my favorite. It’s the whipped goat cheese, it makes these eggs feel luxurious.

This recipe could definitely pass for lunch or dinner; it’s so delicious.

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Here are details

Step 1: make the avocado salad

This is stolen from my chili crisp chicken. I left out the mango and doubled up on the avocado.

Toss a couple of diced avocados with plenty of fresh herbs, toasted seeds, a little spice from a serrano pepper, and a simple lemon/sesame oil “dressing.”

Mix everything together in a bowl, no fancy steps.

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Step 2: whip the goat cheese

Add creamy goat cheese to a food processor or a blender with some honey, just a small drizzle. Sometimes I like to add lemon too.

Blend until it’s super creamy. Then make sure to season it with salt and pepper.

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Step 3: the chile butter

Pretty simple – butter, chili flakes, and paprika. The key is to get the butter a little browned. Then, if you like, you could add garlic too, but I prefer just the spices.

You can’t skip the butter. It’s really an essential element. Trust me.

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Step 4: the eggs

Now for the eggs, you can fry them, poach them, or make them soft-boiled. Cook them your favorite way. If you want a super traditional Turkish-style egg, use poached eggs.

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Step 5: finish it

When you have everything ready to go, swirl the goat cheese into a shallow bowl. Add the harissa sauce, then the warm eggs. The eggs will melt into the whipped goat cheese. It’s going to be so, so yummy.

Now add the avocado salad on top. Then chile butter – lots of chile butter.

Serve with naan, or you can use toast too, but in my opinion, naan is best!

The goat cheese is creamy and tangy, which is a really nice balance to the spicy harissa and chile butter. The salad adds color and a hint of freshness from the lemon and herbs; SO GOOD. I always add extra sesame seeds, you can never have too many.

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Looking for other quick weeknight dinners for breakfast? Here are some favorites:

Iced Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Maple Almond Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Cardamon Butter

One Pan Spicy Sesame Butter Chicken

Sheet Pan Chili Ginger Orange Chicken and Broccoli

Spicy Ginger Caramelized Salmon Bowl

Lastly, if you make this Harissa Eggs in Whipped Goat Cheese, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And, of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Harissa Eggs in Whipped Goat Cheese

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 363 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Avocado Herb Salad

Chile Butter

Goat Cheese + Eggs


  • 1. To make the salad. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt.
    2. To make the goat cheese: Add the goat cheese, honey, and a pinch of salt to a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.
    3. To make the chile butter: in a small skillet, cook the butter until it is browning, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the chili flakes and paprika.
    4. To serve: spread the goat cheese in the bottom of a bowl, swirl with harissa. Add the eggs and avocado salad. Drizzle the chile butter over the eggs. Enjoy with naan or toast.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was FANTASTIC! So many flavors going on but they blended well and made our mouths HAPPY! I can’t wait to make and share this with guests. A very impressive yet simple dish. My kids even loved it. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

    1. Hey Jacquie,
      Awesome!! Thanks a lot for trying this dish and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed:) xx

  2. 5 stars
    I legitimately learned to cook because of your cookbook and website over the past few years. Grocery store was out of peppers and dill, so I got wild and messed around with this one. I found a jalapeno sauerkraut and used that in the salad in place of peppers and a dill goat cheese to bring in the dill flavor. this ended up being so epically delicious. I’ll be eating this all week long.

    1. Awe, thanks so much Shelby, I love to hear this!! So glad this dish turned out for you, thanks for making it! xT

  3. You said your content gets proofread 3 times. If that’s true, how’d you manage to post a recipe with chili misspelled 8 times? Chile is a country in South America.

    1. Clearly, you’re not from anywhere that grows and where people enjoy both green and red chiles. Perhaps educate yourself a bit before you post something inaccurate and intended to be mean.