Take-out Tuesday, Sunny Side Up Salad

Have you ever had a breakfast salad?


This is a wonderful meal for warmer temps


On a recent stellar sunny morning, I set the table outside


And indulged in this delightful breakfast salad

bacon and egg salad

A sunny side up egg

breakfast salad

atop a bed of greens and berries

sunny side up salad

Bacon strips and toast points

sunny side up breakfast bowl

Cut into the yolk and it makes a natural dressing for your salad

breakfast salad 1

This was a very good way to start the day  😋

breakfast bowl

I had some cooked bacon strips and a little leftover salad from dinner so it made this salad even easier to throw together.  I added the bacon to the skillet to warm while the egg was cooking

Sunny Side Up Salad

Have a low carb breakfast by serving your egg on a salad instead of toast!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 2 cups mixed salad greens such as spinach and crisp romaine
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 T pecan pieces optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries and/or blueberries
  • 2 slices crisp cooked bacon
  • 1 thin slice bread toasted and cut into points, fingers or croutons, optional
  • vinaigrette optional
  • 1 egg


  • Put greens and berries in a shallow sided bowl.
  • Add celery and pecans or anything else desired for your salad.
  • Toss lightly with vinaigrette if desired.
  • Fry or poach egg until whites are firm but yolk is still runny.
  • Place egg atop salad and garnish with bacon strips and toast points
Keyword Breakfast Salad, brunch salad, fried egg salad, Sunny side up salad

If you want to use a little dressing on the salad, these light, quick and easy vinaigrettes are great on everything

Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette

orange marmalade vinaigrette thepaintedapron.com


Prep Time 2 minutes
Course condiment, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 T salad vinegar
  • 5 T olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp Orange Marmalade
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate for several hours if possible to blend flavors
Keyword orange marmalade sauce, orange vinaigrette, salad dressing, vinaigrette

M & M {maple & mustard} Dressing


Mustard Maple Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Course condiment, Salad
Cuisine American


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper


  • Combine ingredients in a small jar, shake well to combine. Store in refrigerator, but let it come to room temperature before serving


double or triple recipe as needed.  Keeps in refrigerator for 1 month.  Bring to room temperature and shake or stir well before serving.
Keyword homemade salad dressing, maple syrup, mustard, mustard maple vinaigrette


Start your day sunny side up!  😎


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16 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Sunny Side Up Salad”
  1. Ooh Jenna, I shouldn’t have read this before breakfast because now I want that crispy bacon!!! I love crispy bacon!! This is a great idea for something different in the morning. Yum~~egg yolk dressing! Linda

  2. Rhonda says:

    Never had a breakfast salad, but this sure sounds like a winner! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  3. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I’m so happy eggs are good for us again! This is a clever way to get your protein in for a busy day of soaking up the sun!

  4. Jenna, I have never had a breakfast salad, but why not? It looks delicious and a creative dea! Happy Tuesday!

  5. Jenna, creative idea

  6. Liz Mackie says:

    Lovely – thank you

  7. This looks great Jenna….It so reminds me of when I was a child and we had breakfast for dinner once a week…actually it was one of my favorites!!! The salad dressing sounds wonderful!

  8. Lynn says:

    The orange dressing sounds right up my alley:@)

  9. Emily says:

    Bacon, bacon! Yum, perfect for a beach breakfast and oh so pretty! Thanks for sharing Jenna….

  10. Karen says:

    Now that is the way to celebrate the morning…tasty and lovely.

  11. Stacey says:

    I have never had this but have no doubt that it would be delicious! Bacon, eggs, strawberries and orange marmalade vinaigrette? Sign me up!

    Just wanted to make sure you know that you are a No Reply Blogger…and thank you for your sweet comment about my fairy garden. 🙂

    Pinning. Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday my talented friend.

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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