This Simple Breakfast Salad is full of wholesome and healthy ingredients. Power salad greens topped with seared cherry tomatoes, toast croutons, everything avocado slices and quick-poached eggs. This recipe makes one salad but can easily be doubled.

Simple Breakfast Salad

This breakfast salad are quickly becoming a thing around here.

Most days I only have time for a hardboiled egg and peanut butter toast. However, somedays a bowl of power greens topped with breakfast goodies is what I crave!

Simple Breakfast Salad

A breakfast that’s simple and satisfying.

ingredients for a Simple Breakfast Salad

To Make This Simple Breakfast Salad You Will Need:

  • olive oil spray
  • cherry tomatoes
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes (optional – but delicious!)
  • white vinegar
  • eggs
  • power salad greens (a blend of baby spinach, mizuna, chard and baby kale)
  • avocado
  • everything seasoning

sear tomatoes in skillet

The seared tomatoes are what MAKES this salad.

They mingle with the runny yolk, creating the “dressing” for the salad. SO good!

Start by adding 2 teaspoons olive oil to a small, non-stick skillet. Heat over medium / medium-low heat. Place the tomato halves, cut-side down into the skillet and let them sit there to sear.

seared tomatoes in pan

After about 3 to 4 minutes they should be juicy and caramelized. Stir in a pinch of red pepper flakes – if using.

red pepper flakes and seared tomatoes

Use a rubber spatula to scrap out all the juices and tomatoes and transfer to a small bowl to cool.

pour vinegar in ramekin

Next let’s make the quick poached egg! Add 1 and 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar to a small ramekin. If making 2 eggs, use two separate ramekins. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and pour the boiling water into the ramekins, filling them 2/3 of the way full.

add boiling water and slowly lower egg

Immediately -BUT CAREFULLY- crack and lower the egg slowly into the hot vinegar water. Use oven mitts or a thick towel to transfer the ramekins into the microwave for 30 seconds, carefully (use a kitchen towel if the ramekin is hot) remove the ramekins. 

microwave and turn

Use a large spoon or slotted spoon to carefully and slowly, turn the egg over and then microwave for an additional 15 to 20 seconds.

drain on paper towel

Once the whites are set, use a slotted spoon to remove and drain on paper towel.

However, if you’re looking for the more traditional method to poach eggs CLICK HERE.

power greens, seared tomatoes and toast

Build your salad by adding a few handfuls of power greens to a bowl. Top with the seared tomatoes and drizzle the leftover juices over top. Toast your favorite bread- not that you asked, but I’m using cranberry walnut bread from a local shop – it’s amazing! Cinnamon raisin would also be delicious. I really love the sweet with the savory combination. Cut the toast into cubes.

avocado, everything season, poached eggs and tomato oil

Arrange slices of avocado sprinkled with everything seasoning and lastly, top with the two quick-poached eggs.

Simple Breakfast Salad

And season with salt and pepper and any leftover tomato juicy goodness.

Simple Breakfast Salad

Grab a knife.

Simple Breakfast Salad

And break into that yolk.

Simple Breakfast Salad

The yolk and the juicy tomatoes act as the dressing.

I know!

Dig in. Enjoy. Thank me later.

Simple Breakfast Salad

Enjoy! And if you give this Simple Breakfast Salad recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Simple Breakfast Salad

Simple Breakfast Salad
Yield: 1

Simple Breakfast Salad

This Simple Breakfast Salad is full of wholesome and healthy ingredients. Power salad greens topped with seared cherry tomatoes, toast croutons, everything avocado slices and quick-poached eggs. This recipe makes one salad but can easily be doubled.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 to 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar (per egg)
  • boiling water
  • egg(s)
  • power salad greens
  • 1 slice favorite bread, toasted and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 of a small avocado, sliced
  • everything seasoning

Instructions

    1. Start by adding 2 teaspoons olive oil to a small, non-stick skillet. Heat over medium / medium-low heat. Place the tomato halves, cut-side down into the skillet and let them sit there to sear. After about 3 to 4 minutes they should be juicy and caramelized.
    2. Stir in a pinch of red pepper flakes – if using. Use a rubber spatula to scrap out all the juices and tomatoes and transfer to a small bowl to cool.
    3. Add vinegar to a small ramekin. If making 2 eggs, use two separate ramekins, adding the same amount of vinegar. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and pour some of the boiling water into the ramekins, filling them 2/3 of the way full. Immediately -BUT CAREFULLY- crack and lower the egg slowly into the hot vinegar water.
    4. Use oven mitts or a thick towel to transfer th ramekins into the microwave for 30 seconds, safely (use a kitchen towel if the ramekin is hot) remove the ramekins. Use a large spoon or slotted spoon to carefully and slowly, turn the egg over and then microwave for an additional 15 to 20 seconds. Once the whites are set, use a slotted spoon to remove and drain on paper towel.
    5. Build your salad by adding a few handfuls of power greens to a bowl. Top with the seared tomatoes and drizzle the leftover juices over top. Toast your favorite bread and cut into cubes.
    6. Arrange slices of avocado sprinkled with everything seasoning and lastly, top with the two quick-poached eggs. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 11gSugar: 6gProtein: 14g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.