Breakfast Salad

I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with soft boiled eggs. Ever since I figured out how to make the perfect soft boiled egg, I have been making them at least a few times a week for breakfast or lunch. Recently I had leftover salad greens and vinaigrette in the refrigerator as well as a piece of bacon leftover from breakfast so I decided to throw it all together along with a soft boiled egg and make a breakfast salad. I absolutely loved this meal! I enjoyed the combination of the creamy egg with the tangy vinaigrette and the crunchy bacon and salty Parmesan. This salad was so delicious and it was beautiful too. This is, by far, my new favorite salad. Loved it!

Prepare Fran’s Vinaigrette; set aside.

Heat an inch of water in a small saucepan over medium high heat until boiling. Add the egg, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with a lid. Let the egg cook for 6 minutes then remove it from the stove. Side Note: if you are using a jumbo sized egg, cook for 6 minutes & 30 seconds.

While the egg is cooking, toss the mixed greens and tomatoes with a little vinaigrette, to taste, until evenly coated. Place into a serving bowl then sprinkle the top with the bacon crumbles and shaved Parmesan on top.

Once the egg has finished cooking, run the saucepan and egg under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled. Using a knife, crack the top edge of the egg then gently peel, making sure to be careful so you don’t puncture the egg. Once it is peeled, place on top of the prepared salad,  slice down the center with a knife, season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then dig in. Enjoy!

 

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Breakfast Salad

Yield: 1 salad

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 6 min.

Total Time: 11 min.

Ingredients:

Fran's Vinaigrette (see link to recipe up above)
1 egg
2 cups of mixed greens
3-4 grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 slice of bacon, cooked & crumbled
1/2 tbsp shaved Parmesan
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Prepare Fran's Vinaigrette; set aside.

Heat an inch of water in a small saucepan over medium high heat until boiling. Add the egg, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with a lid. Let the egg cook for 6 minutes then remove it from the stove. Side Note: if you are using a jumbo sized egg, cook for 6 minutes & 30 seconds.

While the egg is cooking, toss the mixed greens and tomatoes with a little vinaigrette, to taste, until evenly coated. Place into a serving bowl then sprinkle the top with the bacon crumbles and shaved Parmesan on top.

Once the egg has finished cooking, run the saucepan and egg under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled. Using a knife, crack the top edge of the egg then gently peel, making sure to be careful so you don't puncture the egg. Once it is peeled, place on top of the prepared salad, slice down the center with a knife, season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then dig in. Enjoy!

Photos and recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net

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23 Responses to “Breakfast Salad”

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    gloria — June 6, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    I love thos salad with egg!!

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    The Café Sucre Farine — June 6, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

    A delicious way to serve bacon and eggs, for sure!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — June 6, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    A friend of mine loves to eat her salad this way, with a soft boil egg on top. This looks delicious. Now I have to try it for myself! Great post Pam.

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    grace — June 7, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    okay. so at my restaurant, we have a couple of snooty goobs who always order fried eggs over greens, which isn’t on the menu. i always resent them for it, plus, i thought it sounded gross. then i tried it, and now i don’t judge them anymore. :)

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    bellini — June 7, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    I love salad for breakfast!!!!

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    Larry — June 7, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    Looks super good Pam. The only improvement I can see is a second perfect soft boiled egg :-) .

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    Grubarazzi — June 7, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    I loooove this. The soft boiled egg is the perfect finish!

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    Kristy — June 7, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    This looks awesome…great idea!! Will be making immediately!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — June 7, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    I have to make these eggs for my daughter. She is obsessed with eggs! We do a salad like this for dinner!!

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    mandy — June 7, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    So much YES! I am a huge fan of soft boiled eggs but I rarely get them just the way I like them. I am going to try again and make this salad. Looks delicious.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — June 7, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    This looks great, I’d love it for any meal of the day! :)

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    Pam — June 7, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    This looks delicious. Soft-boiled eggs are great and now I will be trying them in a salad. Sounds good to me…

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 7, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    This can be my ideal lunch!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 7, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    I could have this breakfast salad every single morning! And I really need to try out these soft boiled eggs!

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    jeri — June 8, 2013 @ 4:32 am

    I have to admit, I still love my soft boiled eggs with toast “soldiers” for dunking. So I’m thinking I’ll add some croutons to your recipe. Sadly, I already had breakfast, so I can’t make this right away.

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    Joanne — June 8, 2013 @ 6:19 am

    I’m a poached egg lover but soft boiled eggs are my list of things to try! Topping a salad with them definitely makes it all the more delicious!

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    Rhonda — June 8, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    yum, this does look like the perfect salad. I don’t like cooked egg yolk, I have to have it runny!

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    vanillasugarblog — June 8, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    thank you for putting a good amount of bacon on there!
    the way it should be.

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    Peggy Recker — June 8, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    Now that looks delicious!

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    Daniela — June 8, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    Wow, this is a perfect poached egg- beautiful.
    The salad is gorgeous, vitamin loaded and ideal to start a new day :)

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    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen — June 9, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    I love eating salads for breakfast and I always put hardboiled egg on it. I’ll try putting soft boiled egg next time!

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    Chris — June 9, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    You just inspired me. I have a sous vide machine that I have been playing with and I realized that it would do the PERFECT soft boiled egg.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — June 9, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Soft boiled eggs are my favorite way to eat eats. This breakfast salad looks wonderful.

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