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Breakfast Salad

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!

Breakfast Salad

How to Make a Breakfast Salad

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!

Breakfast Salad

 

Breakfast Salad

Breakfast Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 salad

Equipment

  • Saucepan

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
  • ½ tbsp shaved Parmesan
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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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23 Comments

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.