Okay I know this seems a little crazy, salad, for breakfast!? Hear me out.
On weekdays, I’m a pretty healthy smoothie-for-breakfast sort of person. Occasionally, on a weekend, I’ll indulge in a good old fashioned fry-up – fried eggs and bacon, plus avocado if I have one (because really, what dish is not improved by a wedge or two or ripe avocado on the side?).
The thing is, while I can happily indulge in this occasional breakfast calorie-fest, I always feel it leaves me not quite satisfied. No matter how filling it is, I find myself hankering for some actual NUTRIENTS on the side. You know, a nice pile of well-dressed greens with a bit of crunch, to round out the fatty, salty, proteiny egg and bacon deliciousness.
The ‘breakfast salad’ is my solution. Basically it’s your fry-up PLUS the ingredients of a nutrient-packed green smoothie, all on one plate. With a zingy Caesar-salad inspired dressing, it’s a surprisingly perfect partner for eggs and bacon, and seems to eliminate that queasy / bloated post fry-up feeling.
This salad makes for a totally satisfying breakfast, even without toast. I usually just pop the fried egg on top of the dressed greens, and eat it in one big bowl.