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)