As warming and comforting as sweet breakfasts can be, I often crave something really crisp in the morning.  You may think salad for breakfast sounds crazy, but I promise it’s the most nurturing thing to start off your day.  Especially if you’ve maybe had one too many glasses of wine the night before – this salad will surely bring you back to life.

The peppery arugula and runny egg is like a wheatgrass shot to your system.  Sometimes I’ll throw in some avocado or even leftover quinoa – whatever you have in the fridge will work.  Top it with an egg (poached, soft, fried – you choose) and you have the most satisfying, light and savory breakfast that couldn’t be easier to throw together.

Arugula Breakfast Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs

Serves 2

ingredients


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 cups baby arugula
  • 4-5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 oz. shaved parmigiano reggiano

DRESSING:

  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, pasted
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper
instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Add sliced almond to a baking sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes or until golden and fragrant.  Set aside to cool
  2. Prepare a small bowl with ice water.  In a medium saucepan, bring 4-5 cups of water to a boil.  Once boiling, carefully add eggs (making sure they are completely covered with water), then boil for exactly six minutes.  Remove from heat and add to a ice bath.
  3. In a small jar or bowl, whisk together first four dressing ingredients.  Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisking while you pour.  Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add arugula, radishes, cooled + sliced almonds, and shaved parmesan.  Dress greens, using your hands to coat well.  Add (carefully) shelled soft boiled eggs to top, and enjoy!
3 comments
  1. 1
    Madeleine | The Daily Mark | November 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Those eggs are perfection! Love the idea of a breakfast salad! x
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

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  2. 2
    Evi @ greenevi | November 8, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Breakfast salad is not crazy at all, it is the best and you are right, especially for hangover mornings 🙂
    The salad looks super delicious!

    Reply
  3. 3
    RashidahGS | July 24, 2018 at 7:13 am

    I made this and it came out great! Excellent directions. Question: the radishes and almonds clumped together even after mixing everything together, how do i prevent this in the future?

    Reply
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