Bacon, Egg and Toast Salad

 

Breakfast salad? Yes please! When I saw this recipe I thought it was such a cute idea, and seemed like a refreshing and healthy way to get those breakfast flavors.

I’m so happy its spring and there’s starting to be tons of fresh produce to choose from at the markets. I can’t wait until later this summer when I can harvest my own homegrown veggies. My newly planted garden is already growing quickly! Once I see my first sprouts, I’ll be sure to post some photos here. In the meantime, give this fun salad a try. I think you’ll love it as much as I did!

Bacon, Egg, and Toast Salad with OJ Dressing recipe from Sunset

  • 1/2 English cucumber 
  • 2 cups slivered orange or red bell peppers
  • 2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup slivered red onion, rinsed and patted dry
  • About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 6 slices Canadian bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 7 ounces multigrain bread, sliced 3/4 in. thick, toasted
  • Pepper
  1. Quarter cucumber lengthwise, then slice 1/2 in. thick. Toss cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Whisk together 1/4 tsp. salt, the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, and oil in a small bowl. Set dressing aside.
  3. Brown bacon in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat until golden, turning once, 4 minutes. Cut into 1/4-in. strips.
  4.  Put eggs in a small saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Turn off heat, cover pan, and let sit 3 minutes for soft-cooked. (**I made my eggs hard boiled) Crack eggs all over on counter, transfer to a bowl of ice water, and let cool 2 to 3 minutes. Peel and halve lengthwise.
  5. Meanwhile, tear bread into 1/2- to 1-in. pieces. Add to vegetables along with bacon and dressing, and toss until evenly coated.
  6. Divide salad among 4 shallow bowls and top each with 2 egg halves. Season to taste with pepper and more salt.

Comments

  1. says

    Love this! Bright sunny colors, and flavors to match. I want to get my hands on that salad and eat it, even in the morning. Who knew? You did. Your blog looks like fun, and like nobody else’s. Admiration! Eager to meet you at Camp Blogaway.

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