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

Arugula Breakfast Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs

By Camille Styles



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


  • 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


  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!
  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

  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!

  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?

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