Ever since Gina shared her love (and a few tips) for the breakfast salad, we've been thinking of ways we can turn our favorite salads into breakfast-y things. A cold bowl of greens is transformed into a morning feast when topped with an egg or leftovers from the night before. Is it strange? Maybe. But for those days when you are feeling sluggish and a bowl of oatmeal seems well, boring, I can't think of a better way to feel nourished and excited than by a big bowl of greens first thing in the morning.
The following 10 recipes aren't necessarily intended for breakfast, but they have all the right textures and ingredients for an optimal breakfast salad. Have some leftover steak from the night before? Use it in the Thai grilled steak salad and maybe add a fried egg . Make a simple side salad for dinner the night before, like the arugula fennel salad with lemon vinaigrette, and simply add a poached egg or some sunflower seeds for added crunch in the morning, et voila! You're on your way.
Do you eat salad for breakfast? What are your favorite ways to get your fill of greens first thing in the morning?
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