Scrambled Egg Tacos with Cilantro Lime Drizzle

Scrambled Egg Tacos with Cilantro Lime Drizzle
  • 25M Total Time

  • 15M Prep Time

  • 16 Ingredients

  • 4 Servings

Taco Tuesday anyone? These Scrambled Egg Tacos with Cilantro Lime Drizzle are so easy and delicious, you’ll want to make them every day of the week. They’re perfect for kids too – create a “taco bar” with fun toppings so everyone can make their own.

This recipe was developed for the Egg Nutrition Center by Liz Weiss, RDN

Liz Weiss, RDN

Cilantro Lime Drizzle



  • 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Toasted pumpkin seeds, plus more for garnish
  • Zest of half a lime
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 clove peeled garlic
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste



  • 8 to 12 (6-inch) Soft corn tortillas
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tbsp 2% reduced-fat milk
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional Toppings: Cilantro leaves, thinly sliced green onion, arugula, diced avocado, toasted pumpkin seeds, shredded cheese, low-fat plain Greek yogurt


  1. Place the olive oil, cilantro, basil, pumpkin seeds, lime zest, lime juice, honey, and garlic in a mini food processor or blender, and process until everything is pureed. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add more herbs as desired. Pour into a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside.

  2. Warm the corn tortillas according to package directions. Cover and set aside.

  3. Assemble optional toppings in small bowls and arrange on the kitchen counter or table or wherever you plan to build your tacos.

  4. Place the eggs, cheese, and milk in a large bowl and whisk until well combined.

  5. Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add the egg mixture. Use a large spatula to pull the eggs across the skillet as they set. Break up into small pieces. Continue cooking until the eggs are cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the cooked eggs to a warmed bowl.

  6. To assemble, let everyone create their own tacos as they go. For me, I like to arrange a few arugula leaves on the warmed taco. I then top it with the scrambled eggs, all the other optional toppings, and 1 to 2 teaspoons of the cilantro drizzle.

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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