March 6, 2020 1 Comment Breakfast

Breakfast Salad

Back in 2013, my band was touring across western Canada and we had a show in Golden, BC. The morning after the show we went for a wander around the town in search for breakfast and happened upon a cute little cafe. I sadly can’t for the life of me remember the name of it. They served something I’d never seen before, it was a breakfast salad, and I thought to myself, “salad? for breakfast”?? It definitely wasn’t called breakfast salad either, but I have the memory of a goldfish, so that’s just what it’s called now.

It was a simple spring lettuce mix salad with tomato, avocado, crumbled bacon, and a poached egg with a simple vinaigrette drizzled over top. I’m not typically one to pick the healthiest item on the menu, especially when it comes to breakfast, but I was intrigued, so I ordered it and was not disappointed.

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As much as I love a good kitchen challenge, I also love a good simple recipe. Let’s be honest, I don’t always have time to make these big crazy meals, and neither do you. We are all busy adults with too many important things to do, so here’s a perfect recipe for those busy mornings where you want a good hearty breakfast, but don’t have a ton of time.

This recipe also features perfect poached eggs. I’ve got this method down to a science and am excited to share it with you.

Here’s how to make breakfast salad:

Start by frying up 4 slices of bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat. While the bacon is cooking, divide the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and onion between two bowls.

For the poached eggs, add one tablespoon of white vinegar to three cups of water in a small pot and bring it to a light boil over medium heat. Adding vinegar makes the egg whites firm faster to prevent them from dispersing in the water and I promise it won’t make your eggs vinegary.

You’ll want to make sure the water is not boiling too roughly because you don’t want the motion of the water to damage the eggs, turn the heat down if needed. Crack one of the eggs into a small dish. Once the water is lightly boiling, use a spoon to gently twirl the water. This will help your egg form into a nice round shape. Carefully pour the egg into the twirling water and set a timer for 3 minutes.

After 3 minutes, using a slotted spoon, remove the egg and hold it over top of the pot for a couple of seconds to let the excess water roll off. Gently set it on top of one of the salads. Repeat with the other egg and add it to the other bowl.

Crumble the bacon slices over top of the salads. Drizzle each salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste.

Breakfast Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 347 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon
  • 2 handfuls spring mix lettuce
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 avocado pitted & sliced
  • 1 green onion diced
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Fry up the bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat. While the bacon is cooking, divide the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and onion between two bowls.
  • Add white vinegar to water in a small pot and bring to a light boil over medium heat. You'll want to make sure the water is not boiling fast because you don't want it to damage the eggs, turn the heat down if needed. Crack one of the eggs into a small dish. Once the water is lightly boiling, use a spoon to gently twirl the water. This will help your egg form. Carefully pour the egg into the twirling water and set a timer for 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, using a slotted spoon, remove the egg and hold it over top of the pot for a couple of seconds to let the excess water roll off. Gently set it on top of one of the salads. Repeat with the other egg and add it to the other bowl.
  • Crumble the bacon slices over top of the salads. Drizzle each salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste.
Keyword Avocado, Bacon, Breakfast, Breakfast Salad, Lettuce, Poached Eggs, Salad, Tomatoes

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