Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Total Time
23 Mins
Makes 6 servings

Sunny-side up or sliced boiled eggs would work just as well as poached eggs for this dish you've got to try.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine tomatoes and next 5 ingredients and 2 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar in a small bowl.

Step 2

Add water to depth of 3 inches in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and maintain at a light simmer. Add remaining 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar. Break eggs, and slip into water, 1 at a time, as close as possible to surface. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Remove with a slotted spoon. Trim edges, if desired.

Step 3

Spread mayonnaise on 1 side of each bread slice. Layer each with 1/2 cup arugula, 2 bacon slices, and 1 egg. Top with tomato mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

GrandmaKY's Review

July 14, 2014
I made this for myself for lunch so I can't say the proportions were exactly right....I picked the basil and the arugula from my garden...used a poached egg and served it over one half of a pretzel croissant!! It was delicious. I can't wait to make this for guests. Try this you won't be sorry!

flynnps's Review

May 11, 2014
So easy and fresh!

castiers's Review

May 13, 2013

NHlauried's Review

April 18, 2012
I substituted seasoned rice wine vinegar for the red wine vinegar. Then thick sliced ham (leftover glazed spiral ham from Easter) heated through, in a non-stick skillet, rather than the bacon. And then substituted an english muffin for the bakery bread. This is one of my favorite weekend dishes to make! Love it!

CarolinaGrrl's Review

July 03, 2011
Wonderful recipe! I've made it 4 times now...twice for brunch and twice for dinner. Both my husband and teenage son raved over it. The basil and arugula with the avocado is delicious! Pretty enough for company too. Yum!

ShannonLea08's Review

May 05, 2011
Absolutely loved this. Great flavor combination. Hearty but made with lots of fresh ingredients. We will definitely be having this again and soon!

vickismid's Review

March 27, 2011
Loved, Loved it. The combination of flavors was wonderful. It was such a treat.

tngolfgal's Review

March 24, 2011
I fixed this for a late breakfast and my husband thought it was very good. I followed the instructions exactly. I toasted the sourdough slices on both sides which made it a little difficult to cut. I think I will try another bread next time and only toast one side. It makes a very pretty presentation. I will definitely make it again. Great flavors.

MarthaR's Review

March 07, 2011
Made this for dinner, and it was wonderful. Didn't have grape tomatoes, so diced a vine ripe one instead, probably added a little extra juice to the relish. Did the egg over easy, rather than poached. This was a great blend of salty, sweet crunch. Will definately make it again!!!