Egg Taco with Salsa Fresca

This egg taco recipe is a fantastic quick dinner recipe or brunch idea. Fast and easy, it’s filled with scrambled eggs and a zesty salsa fresca.

Egg taco with salsa fresca

It’s been one of those weeks where we’ve been running 100 miles per hour, both in our professional lives and at home with a renovation in progress. Times like these call for tacos. We’ve started buying tortillas instead of bread these days, filling them with whatever we have on hand. This meal is great for a last-minute type of meal, if you’re like us and always have eggs in the refrigerator.

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Egg taco with salsa fresca
This egg taco features our Best Scrambled Eggs method

How to make an egg taco

This egg tacos recipe is one of our favorite go-to meals for busy weeknights and 20 minute meals. Here we’ve used our Best Scrambled Eggs method, which results in soft, gooey folds of egg. Instead of cooking them at high heat until they are hard and rubbery, we cook them at steady medium heat and stir them just occasionally with a spatula so that they form soft folds. This method for scrambling eggs takes a small bit of patience to slowly scrape the eggs – but it only takes a matter of minutes to cook them!

A really good salsa is key for the recipe. You’ll find the heirloom tomato salsa we’ve made here does take a bit of time to chop the ingredients, but it is well worth it. If you’re running low on time (or it’s not tomato season), a store-bought salsa will do. Just make sure it’s a high quality salsa. You may want to still add the fresh corn if possible – it brings a nice texture and crunch.

This egg taco recipe was inspired by what we bought at the farmers market last weekend, as I pondered what to do with the eggs, tomatoes, and corn in my shopping bag. So this recipe also goes out to the Broad Ripple Market, our go-to in the summer months here in Indy.

Egg taco with salsa fresca

Looking for more salsa recipes?

If you have time, making a homemade salsa steps up this egg taco. Here are a few of our favorite homemade salsa recipes:

Looking for more vegan & vegetarian tacos?

Outside of this egg taco recipe, here are a few of our favorite vegan and vegetarian tacos recipes:

This egg taco recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten free.

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Egg Taco with Salsa Fresca

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This egg taco recipe is a fantastic quick dinner recipe or brunch idea. Fast and easy, it’s filled with scrambled eggs and a zesty salsa fresca.  




  1. Make the salsa: Heirloom Tomato Salsa or Salsa Fresca.
  2. In a medium bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them together until well-beaten. Stir in the kosher salt and plenty of fresh ground pepper.
  3. In a skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. Tilt the pan to ensure the entire pan is coated in the melted butter. Pour in the eggs.
  4. Keep the heat on medium. When the eggs just start to set, use a flat spatula to slowly scrape sections of eggs, creating folds. Scrape occasionally until the eggs form soft folds; remove them from the heat just before they are fully hardened. Serve immediately with tortillas and fresh tomato salsa.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired

Keywords: Egg Taco, Egg Taco Recipe, Quick Dinner Ideas, Fast Dinner Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Brunch Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.


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    July 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Love, love , love these!! Breakfast tacos for dinner sound incredible right now!

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    July 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Tex-mex eggs are just about my favourite thang in the world. YUM.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    July 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

    These look fabulous, and I love how easy they are!!

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    July 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Egg tacos are definitely on my list of things to make when I need to eat immediately before running off to work frantically on something or other. These look wonderful–love the salsa!

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    [email protected]
    July 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Just pinned this, it looks fantastic! I have had an issue with eggs/salsa making tortilla wraps too soggy, but I think I just need to be more mindful of the amount of liquid going in as I cook.

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    July 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

    The colors in the photo are fantastic! I never really enjoyed a tomato until I brought home a basket from our farmer’s market. I was popping them like candy and topping them on anything I could think of. I can’t wait to try this recipe out this weekend!

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    Fran {The Flavorful Fork}
    July 26, 2013 at 9:56 am

    What gorgeous looking tomatoes! I love the idea of breakfast tacos for breakfast, lunch or dinner. :) I also make breakfast burritos, wrap them up tightly, and put them in the freezer for a quick grab and go breakfast.

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    Mary @ Fit and Fed
    July 27, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Just made this for dinner! I had a menu planned but didn’t have the energy to make it, saw these breakfast burritos with homemade salsa and realized they were a perfect, easy substitute. And I had 1 ear of corn and several heirloom tomatoes to use up.

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      July 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Wonderful! I’m so glad to hear that it worked out with what you had on hand — so fun!

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    July 31, 2013 at 1:23 am

    What a beautiful, perfectly summer combination! I love the simplicity and freshness of these – will definitely be adding these to the weeknight dinner plans. Simple, healthy, and satisfying. Hang in with all the busyness!

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    Mom's Dish
    August 30, 2013 at 2:47 am

    This reminds me of my moms garden, she has a bunch of fresh garden tomatoes. So yummy, love this season.

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