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3 Salad Recipes with Fried Egg [Healthy & Paleo-Friendly]

Who says egg salad is all about hard-boiled eggs? Fried egg make an elegant addition to your usual salad greens - that runny egg yolk also adds a great creamy texture to your dressing!

 

Fried Egg Salad (Smitten Kitchen)

Smitten Kitchen has a recipe simply called Fried Egg Salad. This dish features fresh vegetables made savory with crispy egg. Egg is a great and clean protein to add to your salad and crispy fried egg offers a flavor profile that complements the Thai dressing recipe that goes with this salad.

"I mean, traditional egg salad is oh-kay (although I prefer my take on it, with coarse dijon and bits ‘o pickled celery) but given all of the magical, wonderful ways you can cook and consume eggs, don’t you think the category of egg salad really ought to contain more clever intrigues than, say, curry powder and jarred mayo (shudder)?"

Eggs

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Enough vegetable oil to reach a depth of 1/4-inch

Salad

  • 1 cup lightly-packed torn green leaf lettuce (approximately 2-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup thin or julienned carrot strips
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped celery, Chinese or other, include leaves
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed coarsely chopped cilantro, thin stems and leaves

Dressing

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice (Key limes are recommended, but don’t fuss if you can’t find them)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons palm sugar simple syrup [see Note up top] or 1 tablespoon water + 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (1 large clove) very thinly sliced garlic
  • 2 fresh Thai chiles, preferably green, thinly sliced (more or less to taste)

via Fried Egg Salad (Smitten Kitchen)

 

Breakfast Taco Salad with Easy Plantain Chips (Paleo Running Momma)

This Breakfast Taco Salad with Easy Plantain Chips recipe from Paleo Running Momma is a great number to pull off for a special weekend brunch. This is healthy, filling, and full of vibrant flavors. This is one delicious salad that will definitely leave you smiling and satisfied.

"What’s better than tacos for breakfast?  This healthy Breakfast Taco Salad has all your favorites – spicy ground beef, onions, peppers, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, fried eggs and easy plantain chips! Savory breakfast at its best – Paleo and Whole30 friendly!"

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb ground beef or ground turkey if you prefer
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion about half of a medium
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 large green or green/yellow plantain
  • 3 tbsp ghee or refined coconut oil for cooking/frying divided
  • 2-4 eggs
  • 1/2 large avocado or 1 small
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
  • sea salt to taste
  • Mixed salad greens of your choice

via Breakfast Taco Salad with Easy Plantain Chips (Paleo Running Momma)

 

Sunnyside Salad (Nom Nom Paleo)

Paleo foodies will surely enjoy this Sunnyside Salad from Nom Nom Paleo. This recipe is very simple - fresh vegetables topped with perfect sunny side up, and drizzled with balsamic or sherry vinegar. This is healthy, uncomplicated and definitely a satisfying meal for anyone who loves to eat clean.

"And for a busy Paleo eater on a budget, eggs are the ultimate protein: they’re inexpensive, packed with nutrients, easy to make, and satisfying. Plus, when you add an egg to a plate of greens, you automatically turn it into a complete meal, fit for the heartiest eater." 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups salad mix
  • 1 large carrot, peeled
  • 1 heaping tablespoon ghee
  • 2 large eggs
  • Flake sea salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Aged sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar

via Sunnyside Salad (Nom Nom Paleo)

Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

Hate rubbery eggs? It's all about the pan temperature. A pan that's too hot will result in a rubbery texture, while a moderately-heated pan will evenly cook the egg and preserve its nutrients.  

 

Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

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