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Simple Breakfast Salad

Simple Breakfast Salad

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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.
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, breakfast salad, brunch, poached egg, salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Servings 1
Calories 430
Author Laurie McNamara


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


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


Serving: 1g | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 330mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g