Breakfast Salad

January 26, 2017

Would you ever make yourself a salad for breakfast?! It’s currently my favorite way to kick off a productive day.

The older I get the more I lean savory for breakfast rather than sweet. I also find myself getting bored of breakfast basics like scrambled eggs and toast. Then I had an epiphany! My favorite type of dish to order at brunch is usually a big salad…so why not embrace a breakfast salad at home?! Taking some of those traditional breakfast items like bacon and eggs and incorporating them into a salad filled with greens and a bright vinaigrette was sooooo refreshing. What do you think? Too crazy? Or sign me up for salad??

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Breakfast Salad

  • Author: kelsey nixon
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


  • 8 oz (about 2 handfuls) of baby kale or other good-for-you greens
  • 4 oz. pancetta or bacon, diced and cooked until crispy
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 egg, soft boiled and chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
  • kosher salt & cracked black pepper, to taste


  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 3 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt & cracked black pepper


In a large bowl combine your greens, crisped pancetta, and tomatoes. (this is my favorite diced pancetta – I find mine at Trader Joes)

Add the shallot, vinegar, and mustard in a glass measuring cup. Whisk in olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over your salad and toss to coat. Set salad aside.

Serve the soft boiled egg on top of the salad with the avocado slices. Season with salt and pepper.