Divorced Eggs (Huevos Divorciados)

Divorced eggs, Huevos divorciados

Divorced eggs, Huevos divorciados on a bed of refried beans

This recipe comes from the Spice Trip book. If you click on this link and  then click to ‘visit inside’ you should be able to see the full recipe of Huevos Divorciados. But I have also written the whole thing, word by word just in case one day amazon decides to change it’s settings.

Here we go:

Huevos Divociados is a common Mexican breakfast dish and is basically jazzy fried eggs. It’s so named because the eggs are served with two conflicting sauces : One red and spicy and the other green and cooling. The green apple salsa would usually be made with tomatillos, though it works really well here with apple and herbs. Or you could make a more simple salsa by simply dry-roasting guajillo chillies  and blending them with water and a garlic clove. For more substantial meal serve with refried beans and a slice of avocado.

Covered in hot and spicy salsa ranchera

Covered in hot and spicy salsa ranchera

Covered in cool, crisp y and tangy green salsa

Covered in cool, crispy and lime-y green salsa


( Serves two, prep & cook time: 30mins)

For the spicy tomato sauce ( salsa ranchera) :

  • Olive oil 
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 green or red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 x 400g tin plum tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the green apple salsa:

  • 1/2 Granny smith apple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, finely chopped
  • a handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tbs finely chopped green chilli
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. To make the spicy tomato sauce, add some oil to a large pan and gently fry the onions and garlic until soft. Add the chillies and allspice and continue to cook for another minute before adding the tomatoes. Break the tomatoes up with the  back of a spoon until you have a smoothish sauce. Season to taste, then leave to simmer with the lid off for 20 minutes until sweet and thickened. 
  2. To make the green apple salsa, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and season to taste.
  3. Add a drizzle of oil to the pan and fry the eggs, either all together or one at a time, depending on the size of your pan.
  4. To serve you can use slices of toast, corn tortillas or refried beans. Let your creativity take over! Enjoy.


Thanks for looking and come back soon!


This entry was published on June 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm. It’s filed under All the Recipes jumbled up!, BREAKFAST, VEGETARIAN and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

24 thoughts on “Divorced Eggs (Huevos Divorciados)

  1. I’ve never seen something like this. What pretty egg dishes and so fun, too!

  2. You have created a work of art here. Gorgeously presented and photographed. Not only that…the recipes are fantastic! I love the idea of granny smith in the green one.

    • Oh my! Thanks very much tiny-white-cottage! This is suppose to be a common thing in Mexico, so I can’t take too much credits for it. I, too, loved the granny smith in the green salsa. A very refreshing addition. Glad you liked it.

  3. Such a colorful and beautiful dish, I love it!

  4. Darling Nargess, This truly is brilliant! I also was laughing as I was reading.
    As I read ‘Divorced Eggs’ and saw the first photo, I thought your recipe would say,
    For the spicy tomato sauce (the wife)
    For the green apple salsa: (the husband) 😀 )))
    I saw the link and the video of the authors. Lovely post as always. In no time, you will be publishing your own sharp and delectable culinary book!

  5. THis dish is new to me but I sure do like the concept. I don’t know if I’ll ever make this dish but I’m sure going to steal you green apple salsa recipe. Love the sound of it. Thanks!

  6. Cheers John.The two sauces are kind of like a disassembled guacamole. Although a bit crunchier and spicier. Hopefully the green one on it’s own will be nice too.

  7. this look yummy AND beautiful! and what a cool funny name for the dish, love it! ps your landing page with all the gorg mouthwatering pix of food makes me ravenous!

  8. Goddamn gorgeous! How can I not fall in love with it?
    I’m totally blown away with your adorable photos 🙂

  9. nice photos. kudos 🙂

  10. Its the first time I´ve seen huevos divorciados. The name struck me as bizarre when I came into your blog. They look delicious!

  11. Oh! This is such a fun dish! I love huevos rancheros and all flavours Mexicano, but I’ve never heard of these. Really enamoured with the concept, though… must try this soon!

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