Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

By Amanda Paa – Updated May 2, 2023
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I always think about ordering eggs benedict when we’re out for brunch, but truth is I’ve been disappointed too many times to take that chance. Weird ham, bland hollandaise, a little too heavy, and eggs not poached to my liking….. and then order envy sets in when the better looking plates walk past me.

So it was time to take matters into my own hands at home, and make an eggs benedict with ingredients I love and summer inspired. Equally important, I wanted the recipe to be a breeze to put together so you can make on a Saturday morning for yourself, or prep everything in advance to serve a brunch crowd.

Avocado Sauce for Eggs Benedict

Building it looks a little like this:
– Udi’s gluten free english muffins (these are new!)
– Smoked salmon (be sure to buy high quality, as the flavor and texture is incredibly better, especially if you can find some from the Copper River, Alaska area)
– Shaved cucumbers
– Poached eggs
– 3 Ingredient avocado sauce
– Quick pickled onions

If there’s one simple condiment I would put on anything, it’d be quick pickled red onions. They’re so easy and so flavorful. Just a simple brine of hot water and vinegar poured over them, and within 15 minutes you have a rockin’ bright and tangy topper. The sauce is just a blend of sour cream, lime juice, and ripe avocado with a bit of salt. And you definitely don’t need to be shy when pouring it over the top….

If you’re hosting brunch and want to prep these ahead, the onions, avocado sauce, and poached eggs can all be made one day advance. To reheat the eggs, set them in a bath of warmish hot water for about 5 minutes, then assemble the eggs benedict. Enjoy!

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

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Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce, with cucumbers and pickled onions

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

Smoked salmon takes the place of ham in this modern eggs benedict recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :20 minutes
Cook Time :5 minutes
Total Time :25 minutes
Yield: 2
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 2 large eggs
  • Thinly shaved cucumbers
  • Smoked salmon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Udi’s Gluten-Free English Muffins


  • Bring 1cup water and 1 cup vinegar to a boil. Add onions to a mason jar and pour hot brine over the top. Let sit for at least 15 minutes for them to quick pickle.
  • Meanwhile, fill a sauce pot with 5 cups water. Bring it to a boil, add 1 tablespoon vinegar and slides eggs in with a spoon. Lower heat to barely a simmer and cook for 4 minutes for runny yolks, 5 minutes for thicker yolks. Remove from heat with slotted spoon and pat dry. 
  • Blend avocado, sour cream, lime juice, salt, and garlic to a food processor and blend until creamy. Add a little water if you would like it a little thinner in consistency. 
  • Then build your benedict, open face on the english muffins. A few slices of smoked salmon, shaved cucumber, poached eggs, pickled onion and then a hefty drizzle of avocado sauce.

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July 23, 2017


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  1. Emily Stafford

    Wow! Love the video and photography. Everything looks absolutely delicious! Looking forward to trying to recreate this soon!


  2. Hadia

    Oh, such an elegant, pretty way of serving egg benedict!

    • amandapaa

      delicious too!

  3. All That I'm Eating

    This is such a great idea. That avocado sauce is genius!