Blueberry Breakfast Salad


Add blueberries to your egg scramble and serve over fresh baby greens for a sweet and savory blueberry breakfast salad that’s nourishing and hearty.

I know you know I love salads, but I want to briefly share the why behind my daily habit of replacing one meal a day with a big salad.

Blueberry Eggs Breakfast Salad with basil and pistachios on a plate.

Why Eat One Salad a Day?

Incorporating this small salad habit has helped me (and those doing the challenge) streamline meal-prep, eat more veggies and maintain a healthy weight. Here are the biggest reasons why:

  • Quick and easy! Knowing that you’re going to have one salad a day (usually for lunch) makes healthy eating easier! You don’t have to think about what you’re going to make every day and it’s so simple to prep the ingredients for a salad ahead of time. When meal time rolls around all you have to do is toss everything into a bowl. Salads are really portable too! Just be sure to store your dressing in a separate container (or make a jar salad) because no one likes soggy lettuce.
  • Volume eating! With salads (especially those that are loaded with veggies) you’re able to eat a lot of food in one sitting and feel good about it. Salads are loaded with nutrient dense foods that are relatively low in calories. The volume fills you up and makes you feel satisfied.
  • Fiber! Veggie packed salads are loaded with fiber, which help keep your digestion running smoothly (constipation be gone) and keep you feeling full longer.
  • Antioxidants! Loading up salads with an array of fresh fruits and veggies boosts your intake of antioxidants (like vitamin C and A), which help protect the body from free radicals. The more colorful your salad, the better!
  • Protein! Green veggies actually have quite a bit of protein (1 cup of kale has 2.9 grams!) but I always aim to add an additional lean protein source to all of my salads. Gotta keep those muscles strong.
  • Healthy Fats! Fats (like nuts, avocado and oils) often found in salads not only promote satiety, but also help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins and phytochemicals.
  • Options! Treat your bowl full of greens like a blank slate and get creative with your salads. Switch up your protein, toppings and dressing. I’m loving breakfast salads right now (see recipe below).
  • Satisfaction! After eating a properly portioned meal-sized salad you feel satisfied and energized. Your blood sugar levels will be stable and you’ll be less likely to raid the pantry for snacks all afternoon/evening.For me, having one salad a day makes me FEEL SO GOOD. Even if I don’t eat 100% healthy all day I know that I’m at least making ONE healthy decision and getting a ton of high-quality nutrients in with my one big salad!
Blueberry Eggs Breakfast Salad with basil and pistachios on a plate.

Salad for Breakfast?

And remember, salads aren’t just for lunch and dinner. Having a hearty salad loaded with nutrient-dense greens for breakfast is an amazing way to begin the day. This harvest breakfast salad is lovely during the fall and winter months, but I recently stumbled upon the idea for a fruity breakfast salad with fresh blueberries from Melissa Hartwig and was so intrigued.

I know sweet and savory combo may seem odd at first — eggs, blueberries, basil, cinnamon… and hot sauce, if you fancy it. But trust me, it’s quite delicious and super satisfying. The blueberries get sautéed with the eggs until they burst, releasing a bit of sweet juice making the eggs a light shade of blue. The pistachios add a nice crunch and the fresh basil brings an aromatic sweetness that ties everything together.

The scramble is literally so easy to whip up you don’t really need a full recipe, but I’m giving it to ya anyhow!

More Egg White Recipes

Be sure to check out all of my egg white recipes and all of the popular breakfast recipes here on EBF.

Blueberry Breakfast Salad

5 from 9 votes
Add blueberries to your egg scramble and serve over fresh baby greens for a sweet and savory breakfast salad that’s nourishing and hearty.
Blueberry Eggs Breakfast Salad with basil and pistachios on a plate.
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1


  • coconut or olive oil spray
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ liquid egg whites
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon pistachios, chopped
  • red chili pepper flakes + hot sauce
  • baby arugula


  • Mist a skillet with spray oil and place over medium heat.
  • Whisk eggs in a bowl.
  • Add eggs to skillet and scramble until cooked through. While eggs are still runny, add the blueberries into the skillet as you want them to heat up and start to burst. Sprinkle with salt and cinnamon.
  • Once eggs are cooked through add pistachios to the skillet. Quickly toss to combine and serve over a bed of baby arugula.
  • Garnish with basil, crushed red pepper and hot sauce if you like your eggs spicy.


Serving: 1 Calories: 188kcal Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 17g Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 415mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry breakfast salad


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    1. Denise
      December 28, 2022 AT 1:34 pm

      Love the Blueberry Breakfast Salad! I used bacon instead of nuts. I added a little fig balsamic and hot sauce!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 30, 2022 AT 11:26 am

        YUM! Sounds delicious, Denise. I am glad you are loving this recipe, thank you for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

    2. Rebecca
      October 11, 2022 AT 5:11 am

      5 stars
      Transitioning to a healthier eating lifestyle and this was very delicious I was a bit sceptical but we really liked it. This will be made more often. Thanks so much! Greetings from Germany

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 11, 2022 AT 7:50 am

        YAY! Welcome, Rebecca, I’m so happy you’re here! I am so excited to hear that you are loving this recipe, thank you for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

    3. Sallie
      October 9, 2021 AT 11:50 am

      5 stars
      Ohmygoodness this was so tasty! It was definitely an explosion of flavor that I didn’t anticipate, and bonus! I was eating something good for me too.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 12, 2021 AT 10:41 am

        Yay!! So happy to hear you enjoyed this blueberry breakfast salad. Thanks for the review, Sallie! It means so much to me!

    4. janet
      June 23, 2021 AT 2:57 pm

      4 stars
      I’m super excited to have found your recipes.

      I made this, this morning, and was pleasantly surprised! Strange for sure, but actually very tasty. I can’t have nuts, so I used roasted unsalted sunflower seeds. Probably not as good as pistachios, but, still tasty. I think I used too much arugula and basil, so some bites were definitely out of balance. Greens are hard to measure sometimes.

      It’s easy to question the blueberries, but they were kind of the best part. I was actually more skeptical of the cinnamon than the blueberries…but, it all works together! Science!

      Thanks for posting this. I shall try it again! Perhaps pepitas? And a spinach/arugula mix? Cheers

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 24, 2021 AT 10:56 am

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this blueberry breakfast salad, Janet! Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    5. Raven Brockriede
      September 3, 2020 AT 12:21 pm

      5 stars
      I tried this today with some hesitation, but what the heck? I added goat cheese that was pistachio encrusted, some avocado, and some prosciutto- just to make it more hearty… omg. I love it. I wish I could add a photo, but I’ll tag it on Instagram 😍

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 3, 2020 AT 11:15 pm

        Eee yay!! I’m so pumped you loved this salad, Raven. Thanks for giving this recipe a shot and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

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