The Pleasures of a Breakfast Salad

A salad for breakfast? Indeed! This has been one of my favorite breakfasts lately. Rich, satisfying, and fresh.

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A few weeks ago I showed you this dish of prosciutto, mozzarella, and basil with a poached egg on top. It was an easy lunch, and as there was no bread in the house at the time, a great substitute for more run-of-the-mill toast and eggs.

Since then I've played around with this idea a lot — a poached egg is good on top of anything, but it's especially good on top of garden-fresh tomatoes!

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So for breakfast I have been eating sliced avocado with fresh tomatoes, along with a sprinkling of pepper and salt, a handful of herbs and another of Parmesan. Crack an egg on top, there you go — breakfast salad! A little prosciutto or cooked, crumbled bacon is also nice. And of course, for those of you who like to avoid refined carbs, this is a marvelously fresh and high-protein breakfast.

Do you ever eat salads like this for breakfast? What do you like to put in them?

Learn how to poach an egg:
How To Poach an Egg: The Video
How To Poach an Egg in the Microwave

(Images: Faith Durand)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.