Breakfast Salad with Avocado and Eggs


With a gorgeous poached egg on top, we're all about the breakfast salad idea. For an extra boost of protein, top your salad with bacon or crisped prosciutto.

Breakfast Salad with Avocado and Eggs
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
25 mins
12 cups


  • ½ cup packed flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ cup packed fresh basil and/or dill

  • 1 clove garlic, halved

  • 1 lemon (1/2 tsp. zest, 2 Tbsp. juice)

  • 1 small avocado, halved

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 large carrot

  • 2 heads butterhead lettuce, such as Bibb or Boston, torn into pieces (11 cups)

  • 1 ¾ cup thinly sliced radishes

  • 1 ½ teaspoon white vinegar

  • 6 eggs


  1. For dressing: In a food processor pulse parsley, basil, and garlic until finely chopped. Add lemon zest and juice, half the avocado, the olive oil, 2 Tbsp. water, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and ground black pepper. Cover; process until smooth.

  2. Coarsely chop remaining avocado half. Using a peeler, shave carrot lengthwise into thin ribbons. In a large bowl toss lettuce, radishes, avocado, and carrot with dressing.

  3. In a large skillet bring 6 cups water and the vinegar to boiling; reduce heat to simmering. One at a time, slip eggs into water. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until whites are set and yolks begin to thicken. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs from water. Place eggs on salads. Serves 6.

To Make Ahead

Make dressing. Prepare carrot, lettuce, and radishes. Wrap remaining avocado half in plastic wrap. Chill ingredients separately up to 4 hours. When ready to serve, cook eggs, chop avocado, and assemble salad as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
13g Fat
8g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 21mg 105%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 581mg 12%
Folate, total 138.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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