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Paleo Huevos Divorciados (Divorced Eggs)

I’ve never been a huge breakfast eater but it is Dewey’s favourite meal. Over the last few years I’ve really tried to find things that I like that aren’t really just dessert for breakfast. A few years ago when we were in Mexico, I tried a dish called Huevos Divorciados (Divorced Eggs). I LOVED them and ordered them every day for the rest of the trip. Crazily enough I never made these for myself at home. No idea why but I this is going to be in heavy rotation from now on.

You may be asking yourself why these are called Divorced Eggs. Well, as far as I can tell, it is because each of the eggs has a different kind of salsa on them…one red and one green. You can totally used jarred salsas but homemade is always best. Authentic Salsa Verde Recipe is a must try!

Traditionally this can be served with tortilla chips or with a toastada under each egg. If you are not following a paleo lifestyle, definitely use a tostada under the ham and serve the huevos divorciados with a side of refried black beans.

Now, please excuse me while I go enjoy my little slice of Mexico for breakfast. Yum!

Paleo Huevos Divorcidados - MerryAboutTown
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Paleo Huevos Divorciados (Divorced Eggs)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This recipe is for one serving so multiply the ingredients by as many people as you are serving.


  • 2 slices deli ham
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp red salsa, for paleo make sure it is low/no sugar, spice level of your preference
  • 2 tbsp green salsa, for paleo make sure it is low/no sugar, spice level of your preference
  • 1 tbsp queso fresco

Non Paleo Option Additions

  • 2 tostadas
  • 1/2 cup refried black beans


  1. Heat a medium skillet and lightly fry the two pieces of deli ham (warm but not crispy).
  2. Place the ham side by side on a plate.
  3. Add oil or butter in to the skillet and add two eggs. Fry on each side until your preferred doneness.
  4. Place one fried egg on each slice of ham.
  5. Add red salsa on one egg and green salsa on the other egg (you can heat up the salsa if you would like).
  6. Crumble cheese on top.
  7. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 568Saturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 372mgSodium: 2291mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 33g
Paleo Huevos Divorciados (Divorced Eggs)

Melissa Lawler

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

Looks delicious! I bet it would be great with chorizo!

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

YES! Everything is better with chorizo!

Jody Robbins

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

I love these kind of eggs, but have never made them at home. Now I will!


Thursday 20th of February 2014

This weekend's brekkie!


Thursday 20th of February 2014

It is so good! Hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday 19th of February 2014


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