If you’ve been hanging around Budget Bytes for a while, you might already know how awesome eggs and hummus are together. If not, let these Hummus Breakfast Tacos be your introduction. The egg-hummus base to these tacos offers plenty of flavor, fiber, and protein to start off your day, and you can customize the toppings to your liking, or to use up items you might already have on hand. I’ll give you a long list of topping ideas below! 👇
What I Used for my Hummus Breakfast Tacos
I used plain hummus today, but I definitely want to try making these tacos again with my other favorite four flavors of hummus. I think cilantro jalapeño would be especially nice!
I made a simple batch of scrambled eggs, but you could always do whole fried instead, or even stir other add-ins into your scrambled eggs, like diced green chiles.
Pickled Red Onions made my Hummus Breakfast Tacos pop, but if you don’t have any of those, sliced green onions would make a nice substitute.
Cotija cheese is the usual crumbly white cheese for topping tacos, but I didn’t have any, so I used the feta I had on hand instead. Feta has a similar texture and salty punch as Cotija, so it was an easy swap.
Corn or Flour Tortillas?
I’m usually a corn-tortilla-only person when it comes to tacos, but there’s something about the hummus that made me want the softer flour tortillas this time. That’s why I don’t think there should be rules about food. Eat what you want how you want it and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. ;)
Other Great Breakfast Taco Topping Ideas
Here are some other awesome taco toppers:
- Protein: instead of hummus try black beans, refried beans, sautéed ham, bacon, or chorizo.
- Cheese: cheddar and eggs go together like 🤞 so that would be my next option!
- Vegetables: jalapeños, green onion, diced tomatoes, sautéed bell pepper, avocado, thinly sliced radish, pico de gallo.
- Sauces: Lime crema, hot sauce (Cholula would be awesome), salsa, guacamole, enchilada sauce, buffalo sauce
Hummus Breakfast Tacos
- 8 small tortillas ($0.80)
- 2 Tbsp butter ($0.12)
- 8 large eggs ($2.00)
- 1 pinch salt and pepper ($0.05)
- 1 cup hummus ($1.50)
- 1/4 bunch cilantro (0.20)
- 1/4 cup pickled red onions ($0.07)
- 1 oz. cotija or feta cheese ($0.55)
- Toast the tortillas either in a dry skillet over medium heat or over an open gas flame until browned on the edges.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until mostly combined. Add the butter to a large skillet and melt over medium-low heat.
- Once the butter is melted and beginning to foam, pour in the whisked eggs. Gently scramble the eggs, taking care not to over stir, until they are mostly set and still moist. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and build the tacos. Spread about 2 Tbsp hummus in the center of each tortilla, then add about one egg-worth of scrambled eggs, followed by your desired toppings (cilantro, pickled red onion, and a small pinch of crumbled cheese). Serve immediately!
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Can I just eat tacos every day? Breakfast, lunch and dinner? 😅
How to Make Breakfast Tacos – Step by Step Photos
First things first, toast your tortillas. Toasting the tortillas gives them more flavor and a better, stronger texture. This is especially important if you are using corn tortillas as it SIGNIFICANTLY increases the toasty corn flavor. I did mine over an open gas flame (low setting, using tongs to turn and flip it every 1-2 seconds). It can also be done in a dry skillet over medium, although this takes a bit more time.
Next move on to the scrambled eggs. You can do individual fried eggs if you prefer, but I thought scrambled would be easier to eat in a taco (no yolk running down your hand!). Crack eight eggs into a large bowl and give them a whisk.
Melt 2 Tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted and beginning to foam, add the whisked eggs. Gently scramble the eggs, taking care not to over stir, until they are mostly set, but still moist. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
And then all you have to do is build your tacos! Spread about 2 Tbsp hummus into each tortilla, then top with about one egg-worth of scrambled eggs.
Then add whatever toppings you like. For me, it was pickled red onion, cilantro, and just a small pinch of feta.
And that’s that! Hummus Breakfast Tacos in 1-2-3!
They honestly didn’t look like anything special as I was preparing them, but these were absolutely delicious! They’re definitely going to be a staple easy lunch for me!
I don’t usually like eggs but this recipe was great!
I loved this. Made it with parsley-scallion hummus and topped it with pickled onions and feta cheese. I was at first a bit wary of hummus and eggs but it was delicious and will definitely make it, or some variation, on a regular basis. Thanks!
Unfortunately, the recipe didn’t work for our family. Prepared this exactly the same as the recipe said + added some leftover beans. The pickled onions were too strong in taste and the hummus + scrambled egg combination wasn’t the best for our taste. :(
Love this recipe, tho I make mine a little differently…(fried eggs!, fresh spinach and salsa). Anyway, it’s a tasty and satisfying meal that keeps you powered up all day. Hummus and eggs are delicious together and a good blast of protein when you need it. I make it at lunchtime, it fuels me up for the day and then we make a light dinner at night.
I was a bit skeptical about combining eggs with hummus, but the different flavors blended together exceptionally well to make a delicious dish! I used plain Sabra hummus, pickled red onions, and put a splash of hot sauce on each taco.
Cheap, easy, yummy!
I’m having trouble imagining eggs with hummus. It’s not the chickpeas or garlic, it’s the lemon and tahini. I’d be more likely use refried beans.
I’m surprised you don’t have a recipe for shakshouka here.
I do have a shakshuka recipe. :) It’s my own twist on shakshuka, though. Smoky White Bean Shakshuka.
Wonderful recipe thanks for sharing
Simply delicious! A real comfort food in my book!! I had some of the jalapeño cilantro hummus from this website on hand, so I 7sed that, along with corn tortillas and feta. My husband topped his with salsa and mozzarella instead of feta and he like it that way. Will be making this again!
Wasnt sure about the egg and hummus combo as they are both such distinct flavours but I used scrambled tofu for a more neutral taste and they were a hit!
Do you think they hold well in the fridge for mealprepping?
Even if not, the recipe looks so awesome I need to make them. :D
Not assembled, but the components, yes. :) I know I’m reheating the leftovers of mine all this week! :D
I made these last night because they looked good and I had all of the stuff. They were lovely and I’ll be making them again. I had cilantro jalapeño hummus, scrambled the eggs with scallions, and topped with raw red onion, homemade salsa verde, homemade chipotle salsa, cojita, and guacamole. Recommend to everyone!
Omg, I’m dying here. These look so amazing. I need these.
Your breakfast tacos look delicious! I recently made egg salad and was trying to limit the amount of mayo I was adding to it and thought adding humus might be a great alternative….I was right! It was delicious made with hummus. I used roasted red pepper hummus in it and it was great. So, eggs and hummus are a great combo !
Those hummus-scrambled egg mugs (can’t remember what you named the recipe) are my go-to post-workout snack! Can’t wait to try this for a Saturday breakfast.