Breakfast Salads You’ll Crave
Published Sep 22, 2017, Updated Mar 16, 2023
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Yes, you can eat salad for breakfast! These healthy breakfast salads show you how easy (and delicious) eating salad for breakfast can be!
There’s something to be said for starting your day with a veggie packed meal. It not only gives your body a host of nutrients, fiber and energy, but it sets you up to crave healthy things the rest of the day!
I’ve always loved salads but it wasn’t until 2017 that I fully embraced my salad obsession and am no longer shy about it. I’ve hosted several salad challenges and am working on a salad ebook for you all! It’s been so fun sharing the #saladeveryday movement and getting folks excited about eating salads again!
Why Salad for Breakfast?
Most people think of salad as a lunch or dinner food, but I’m here to spread the word that salads can be for breakfast too! Breakfast salads are such an easy way to load up on fresh vegetables (and/or fruit). You can toss them together pretty quickly and they’re light and fresh while still being filling. As long as you have a good source of protein and some healthy fats on there, the salad will keep you full until your next meal without weighing you down. And if you haven’t ever had a fried or poach egg on top of a salad you’re seriously missing out. It’s absolutely delicious!
Breakfast Salad Recipes
Ready for some breakfast salad ideas to add to your morning routine? Just scroll down and feast your eyes on this epic salad roundup!
Easy Breakfast Salad
Blueberry Breakfast Salad
Sardine Breakfast Salad
Fall Harvest Breakfast Salad
Fruit Salad with Mint
Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Easy Fruit Salad
Poached Egg & Avocado Salad from Jar of Lemons – Honestly I would eat this at any time of the day! It looks like a grain bowl with an egg on top… which you know I’m all about!
Nourishing Paleo Warm Breakfast Salad from Cotter Crunch – Create a healthy warm paleo morning meal with lightly cooked broccoli cole slaw, onion, and butternut squash topped with seasonal fruit and a protein rich fried egg!
Vegan Savory Breakfast Salad from Minimalist Baker – This looks like a staple breakfast recipe I need to incorporate on the regular. Hearty vegetables, refreshing ingredients and vegan? Sold.
4-Ingredient Seaside Paleo Breakfast Salad – A quick and simple low-carb, paleo breakfast salad with sardines, artichokes and eggs, baked and served over fresh arugula.
Blueberry Eggs 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.
Breakfast BLT Salad from Skinnytaste – This Breakfast BLT Salad can be eaten anytime of the day really, but eggs and bacon served over this simple massaged kale salad with avocado and tomatoes is a delicious, savory, healthy breakfast idea.
Balanced Breakfast Salad from Fresh Planet Flavor – This standard breakfast salad is the perfect place to start if you’re new to breakfast salads! Swap in your favorite greens and veggies and make it your own.
Mediterranean Breakfast Salad from Camille Styles – The soft boiled eggs alone make me want to make this recipe! It looks so refreshing and filled with flavor and nutrients.
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl from A Thought For Food – Add extra protein with the smoked salmon in this bowl. I love the difference of temperatures in this bowl and I always love the added herbs!
Have you ever had a salad for breakfast? If not, doesn’t this post make you want to try it tomorrow? 🙂
I’m always looking for ways to sneak in as many greens as possible! The fried egg on top looks absolutely delightful!
Mmmmm all of these look so delicious and I could definitley get on board with eating a salad for breakfast! I ate a salad/rice bowl at a restuarant called Sqirl while visiting in LA and it was AMAZING, I need to try to recreate it.
These look FABULOUS. Seriously beautiful! Thank you for all the glorious salad inspiration <3
omg these all look so good! I’m def trying the Mediterranean salad asap!
I have been craving breakfast salads and I feel like I hit the jackpot with all these beautiful recipes. I bookmarked this page – Thank you!!
Salads for breakfast frankly along with fish are one of my favorite meals!
Woo! Love to hear that, Linda. Anything can be breakfast food, really! 🙂
Thanks for writing this article and sharing recipes. I recently started eating salad for breakfast when a local Publix Greenwise opened. They have a small salad bar with delicious healthy selections priced per pound. I can go every day and get a fresh salad fir around $6. I generally have half fir breakfast with a small croissant and coffee. Then the other half for like nch/dinner with some protein. Think it’s a pretty healthy way to eat❣️❤️
Of course! Thank sounds delicious. I am so happy to hear that you enjoy salads for breakfast too!