How to Make a Breakfast Salad


Breakfast salads have quickly become one of my favourite things to whip up in the morning, and even for lunch. They’re so simple and provide a delicious upgrade to regular eggs, which can sometimes become a bit of a bore.


There are usually 5 different layers to a breakfast salad. Here’s an idea of some common ingredients you could use:

1. Leafy greens: spinach, kale, lettuce, rocket, romaine, arugula
2. Veggies: tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, beetroot, onions, pumpkin
3. Grains: quinoa, barley, brown rice, freekeh
4. Protein: eggs, tuna, salmon, tofu, chicken
5. Extras: nuts, feta, fruit, chia seeds, cranberries, dried fruit

And for dressing, keep it simple. I always squeeze half a lemon and olive oil. You could add balsamic or a quick vinaigrette, but I think it takes away from all the flavours in the salad already.

For more inspiration, here’s a few of my favourite breakfast salad recipes.


1. Quinoa Bowl with Soft Boiled Eggs, Creamy Avocado, Tofu Puffs and a Miso Mustard Dressing

2. Sweet potato bowls with beet greens and avocado

3. BLT breakfast salad with soft boiled eggs and avocado

4. Apple walnut cranberry salad

5. Spinach salad with poached eggs and pancetta

6. Warm green breakfast bowl