Friday, February 17, 2012

Bacon and Egg Garden Salad

Bacon and Egg Garden Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Bacon and eggs are two of my very favorite foods. When I saw just a few slices of bacon left in the fridge, I decided to cook them for my lunch salad. Once I had the bacon in the oven, it just seemed right to boil an egg as well. This is most delicious impromptu salad I've made recently. It was actually so good, I keep thinking about making it for breakfast.

A breakfast salad, would that be too weird? I'm pretty sure it's going to happen sooner than later.

Bacon and Egg Garden Salad
 (printable recipe)

3 slices of bacon, cut in thirds
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
crisp green lettuce of your choice, I used Batavian, but romaine would be great as well
grape tomatoes, sliced in half
English cucumber, sliced in thin wedges
carrots, sliced thinly into bite size pieces
salad dressing of your choice, I used this Peppery Dill Ranch Dressing

Line a baking sheet with foil and then spread the bacon pieces across it. Place in the cold oven and set temperature to 400 degrees. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the bacon is cooked through, but not completely crispy. The bacon will become crispier as it cools. When bacon is done, place on a plate lined with a paper napkin or towel.

Layer your plate with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers. Top with bacon and egg. Drizzle with dressing, if desired. Enjoy!


Bacon and Egg Garden Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

20 comments:

  1. This looks similar to the salad I made last night only mine included avocado and chicken as well! Love it :) Go for the breakfast salad. I would love to see it!

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  2. I think a breakfast salad is a great idea, to start eating vegetables earlier in the day. I've already had my breakfast today, but I might be tempted to try this for lunch!

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  3. I love this salad! I might have to make it for my lunch today!!

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  4. Just Pinned this! The photos is magazine cover worthy Mary! WOW!!!! Was your lighting natural or have you gotten some external lighting? I just got a new light for Valentine's Day of all things. ;) Anyhow, this is going to be my Saturday lunch! It looks fab and I happen to have some great bacon sitting around waiting for me.

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    1. You are sweet, Geni. No external lighting at all, just a very lucky shot by the kitchen window. Thanks! I'm going to start stalking your photos even more now to see the difference the new lighting makes.:) That sounds like an awesome Valentine's gift to me!

      Have a great weekend!

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  5. This salad is easy to make yet nutritious and versatile too. Great shots!

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  6. I'm all for a breakfast salad! And I agree with Geni, this belongs on a magazine cover.

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  7. Kammy would love this salad, even though she isn't a salad fan. I think I'm making this for Saturday brunch.

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  8. Now that is my kind of salad! It looks wonderful.

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  9. Salad for breakfast is awesome - especially if it has bacon and eggs on it. I love hard boiled eggs in a salad. Add a little cheese and I'm all set! Have a great weekend.

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  10. The perfect salad in my eyes! Sounds delicious. I'm a fan of the generous amount of bacon. ;)

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  11. This salad sounds so delicious :) and your photos looks great!

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  12. It's a chef's salad gone nuts! Excellent use of bacon.

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  13. Mary, this salad looks mouthwatering! Wonderful flavors you chose. I'd definitely love to try this for myself and my husband. Thanks for sharing. You have a great blog!

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  14. This is a salad that could fall in love with. Looks delicious!

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  15. I love some good salty protein on my salad. This sounds wonderful! I dunno about a breakfast salad in the am. All the power to you if you can stomach that many cold veggies in the AM, but I need my carbs and fruit:-)...I would eat this for lunch or dinner any day though.

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  16. This is totally my kind of salad! Love hard-boiled eggs and of course, I LOVE bacon... I would gladly eat this thrice a day! :)

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  17. Too funny. I made a very similar salad on Friday to take to Alexis and her coworkers on Friday, except the bacon. We must have been thinking alike:)

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  18. This has so many possibilities, but the bacon, red and yellow tomatoes, and eggs are the base. Romaine and iceberg my choice for lettuce, would add fresh sliced mushrooms, thin slice red peppers, and Spanish Onion to complete the omelet taste experience. With a good Lemon Pepper or Mango Chipotle dressing and Sergento's Four State Cheddar to top it off!!

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  19. that does look so good that i am going to try it myself, my neice was the 1 that told me about it, because she has already tried it herself, and she told me that is so delicous.

    sheila d. summey july20 2013














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