Easy Breakfast Salad

A delicious breakfast salad with sautéed greens, roasted veggies and two fried eggs! You’ll feel so good after starting your day with this combo of protein, healthy fat and veggies.

Ready for one of the easiest breakfast recipes ever? This recipe was inspired by two things: my love of salads and my sweet + savory egg and oatmeal combo bowl. This bowl just has less grains and more greens!

I know some people think breakfast salads are weird, but in case you haven’t noticed I’m attempting to change your mind. Previously, I’ve posted a fall breakfast salad and a blueberry breakfast salad, but today we’re getting even more classic – a breakfast bowl with veggies and eggs!

A breakfast salad bowl topped with eggs and avocado.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It reminds me of something you would find at a trendy brunch restaurant.
  • You start your day off with loads of veggies right off the bat! Hello, energy!
  • You can check off your #saladeveryday… before noon.
  • It’s completely customizable!
Ingredients measured out to make a breakfast salad: greens, eggs, microgreens, roasted cauliflower, avocado, red onion, dill, salt, pepper and oil.

Ingredients Needed

  • eggs – cooked any way you like (sunny side up is my preference for this recipe).
  • red onion – for a little zest and crunch.
  • baby greens – spinach, kale and arugula are my go-to choices for this salad, but feel free to use your favorite variety of greens.
  • roasted cauliflower – start your day with the added nutrition of veggies. Roasting enhances and intensifies their flavors for a more satisfying bite. I usually make this recipe with roasted cauliflower (or my air fryer cauliflower), but I’ve also made it with roasted sweet potatoes and it’s equally as delicious. I love the touch of sweetness the sweet potatoes add. Pro tip: roast sweet potatoes and cauliflower together to add to this salad!
  • avocado – for a dose of healthy fats and creaminess.
  • microgreens – these babies are so nutrient dense and make the salad look so pretty.
  • fresh dill – I am such a fan of adding fresh herbs to my recipes, especially my salads! It elevates the flavors and brings a whole new level of freshness to recipes. I absolutely love fresh dill, but fresh basil, parsley or really any fresh herb would be delicious!
  • avocado or olive oil – for sautéing the veggies.
  • sea salt and pepper – to season and bring out the flavors.
Three photos: sautéed onions in a pan, sautéed greens and cauliflower in a pan, and finally a sunny-side-up egg in a pan.

How to Make

This breakfast salad is so easy to whip up. Once you get a little prep out of the way by roasting the vegetables, it comes together in a matter of minutes!

Roast cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Chop cauliflower into medium-sized chunks. Toss with 1-2 teaspoons avocado or olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl and place on a large baking sheet. Roast for 25-30 minutes, turning at least once until veggies have browned and become tender.

Cook veggies: Place chopped onion in a preheated skillet and sauté until soft. Add greens and cook until they begin to wilt. Toss in roasted cauliflower to combine and transfer to a salad bowl.

Cook eggs: In the same pan, crack two eggs and cook to desired consistency – my favorite way is sunny side up, but you do you! 

Prepare salad: Place eggs on top of sautéed veggies, top with microgreens, fresh dill and sliced avocado. Season to taste and enjoy!

A breakfast salad bowl topped with eggs and avocado.

Customize Your Salad

The great thing about this healthy breakfast salad is that it is totally customizable. Here are some suggestions:

  • Switch up the greens – if you don’t have baby greens on hand, feel free to use your favorite lettuce or leafy green instead.
  • Eggs your way – I love my eggs sunny side up for this recipe, so the yolk runs out and creates a kind of a “dressing” for this salad. But you can make your eggs in any style you like. Hard boiled eggs would also be delicious if you don’t want warm eggs on your salad.
  • Switch up the veggies – don’t have cauliflower or sweet potatoes on hand? Feel free to roast up your favorite veggie to toss in this salad! Broccoli, bell peppers and regular potatoes would all be delicious! My air fryer breakfast potatoes would be perfect!
  • Add grains – I love adding grains to salads for some extra volume and nutrients. Toss in cooked quinoa, rice or farro to make this a heartier salad.
  • Spice it up – add a little hot sauce or red chili flakes for a spicy kick.
  • Add some crunch – add some crunch and healthy fats by topping this salad with walnuts, almonds, pecans or pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds).
A breakfast salad bowl topped with eggs and avocado. A fork is breaking the yolk of one of the eggs.

How to Serve

This breakfast salad is satisfying enough on its own, but here are some foods that would pair well with it:

  • Easy Fruit Salad – start your day with some fruit, as well!
  • Vegan Coffee Cake – I love having sweet and savory options together.
  • Tempeh Bacon – add a side of protein with tempeh bacon, regular bacon, turkey sausage or chicken sausage. 
  • Mimosas – If you’re serving it on a special occasion or for brunch, I would serve this breakfast salad with mimosas! I also have a peach bellini recipe if that’s more your thing!
Overhead view of a breakfast salad, a fork is breaking the yolk of one of the eggs.

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Easy Breakfast Salad

5 from 11 votes
A simple, delicious breakfast salad with sautéed greens, roasted veggies and two fried eggs! You'll feel so good after starting your day with this combo of protein, healthy fat and veggies.
A breakfast salad bowl topped with eggs and avocado.
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Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • ½cuproasted cauliflower
  • 2-3teaspoonsavocado or olive oil
  • ¼cupchopped red onion
  • 2 -3cupsbaby greens, spinach, kale, arugula or your favorite green
  • 2-3large eggs
  • avocado, sliced
  • microgreens
  • fresh dill
  • sea salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes.
    Sautéing onion and garlic in a pan.
  • Add greens and roasted cauliflower and toss to combine. Sprinkle with sea salt. Cook, stirring often, 2 minutes or just until greens begin to wilt.
    Sautéing spinach and cauliflower in a pan with onion and garlic.
  • Transfer veggies to a salad bowl and then crack two eggs into the same pan, adding a little more oil if needed. Cook eggs to desired consistency (I like mine sunny side up) sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on top of sautéed greens.
    Frying an egg.
  • Top bowl with microgreens, fresh dill and sliced avocado. Serve with more salt and pepper and hot sauce if desired.

Notes

  • To roast your cauliflower:Preheat the oven to 400°F. Chop cauliflower into medium-sized chunks. Toss with 1-2 teaspoons avocado or olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a large baking sheet. Roast for 25-30 minutes, turning at least once, until they have browned and become tender.
  • Cauliflower: If you don’t need this salad to be low-carb, roasted sweet potatoes are a great option in this salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 bowlCalories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 17gFat: 29gFiber: 7gSugar: 3g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast salad
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    19 comments
    1. Chantry
      March 15, 2022 AT 10:12 am

      Hi, Can i use egg whites instead of the whole egg?

      Thanks.

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 16, 2022 AT 8:44 am

        Hi, Chantry. Sure! You might find you need more than 2-3 eggs to achieve enough egg whites.

        Reply
    2. Halle
      February 1, 2022 AT 4:50 pm

      4 stars
      Very good! I seasoned the cauliflower with paprika, salt, black pepper and garlic powder. I added zaatar to the top of the eggs and a bit of green yogurt too! So good.

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 2, 2022 AT 8:59 am

        So glad you loved this recipe, Halle! Thanks for the review and for letting me know what changes you made!

        Reply
    3. edward
      April 27, 2021 AT 12:56 pm

      what are micro greens

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 27, 2021 AT 8:43 pm

        Hey Edward – Here’s a good resource for all things microgreens. 🙂

        Reply
    4. Sophie
      February 9, 2021 AT 9:52 pm

      5 stars
      I just finished this and it’s so so so good! It way exceeded my expectations! I did it with a sunny side up egg and no dill. I will definitely make this again, thank you so much for this recipe!

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 10, 2021 AT 12:15 am

        Ahh yay!! So glad you loved this dish, Sophie. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

        Reply
    5. Karli
      January 12, 2021 AT 12:02 pm

      5 stars
      I went into this recipe nervous. I HATED sweet potatoes growing up and have avoided them passionately. But I’m really working on eating better foods and stepping away from processed carb sources. I gave this recipe a try and it was PERFECT. so savory and delicious, I could eat this again and again no questions asked! I didn’t get to use avocado because mine weren’t ripe yet, but can’t wait to add that extra flavor into this delicious recipe!

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 13, 2021 AT 2:40 pm

        Oh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear, Karli. I’m so glad you loved this recipe. Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

        Reply
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