The latest viral recipe on TikTok has quickly become the go-to breakfast or brunch meal because of how easy it is to whip up.
Pesto eggs have taken the world by storm, with millions of foodies jumping onto the trend of using pesto to cook their eggs.
The recipe went viral after Amy Wilichowski, who now refers to herself as the pesto egg girl, shared a video on her TikTok making pesto eggs. Now, the hashtag #pestoeggs has over 100 million views on the app.
The simple recipe can be whipped up in no time by heating the pesto in a pan instead of oil, spreading it around with a spoon before cracking yours eggs in and seasoning them to your liking. Because of how easy it is to make, people have come of with different variations of the recipe.
Here are some of the popular versions:
With avocado and honey
Fashion stylist and TV presenter Jules Sebastian shared her take on the pesto eggs trend – pairing the trending breakfast dish with avocado on sourdough, chilli flakes and a squeeze of honey.
“Testing out the pesto eggs from TikTok! Wow these are delicious!” Jules captioned her video on Instagram.
“I added avo to the sourdough, chilli flakes and a squeeze of honey. Trust me it’s delicious,” she explained.
With melted cheese
The TikTok account @simplelifepleasures posted a version of the recipe with melted cheese on the bread before following with the pesto eggs on top.
@simplelifepleasuresThese pesto eggs are worth the hype ##pestoeggs ##simplerecipe ##healthyfood ##healthylifestyle ##breakfast♬ L-O-V-E – Joseph Vincent
In a sandwich
Joanne Molinaro from the account @thekoreanvegan took this recipe up a notch by making a sandwich with tomatoes and baby arugula. Her version is vegan which means she does not use real eggs as in other recipes, she instead uses a plant-based version.
As an omelette
Jen Curley or @snackqween as she is known on TikTok, made an omelette out of her pesto eggs. For her version, she put some pesto into a pan; cracked some eggs and then mixed them with the pesto. She then added some mozzarella cheese and tomatoes into the omelette, before folding it over.
@snackqweenReply to @ctbryant73 this classic flavor combo is chefs kiss ##pestoeggs♬ Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
Marco Sanchez from the account @woodfireandwhiskey swapped out toasted bread for some steak with his followers dubbing his version of the recipe, the ‘breakfast of champions.’ This recipe will probably take longer to prepare because of the steak, but it looks like it would be worth it.
@woodfireandwhiskeyReply to @justin_crouch Steak and Pesto Eggs for Breaky! ##steak ##tomahawksteak ##steaktiktok ##pestoeggs ##breakfast♬ Astronaut In The Ocean – Masked Wolf
The reason why pesto eggs seem to just work is that oil in the pesto keeps the eggs from sticking to the pan, and you can serve the meal however you like – scrambled, fried or whipped into an omelette.
As the trend grows, more tempting variations will surely emerge.