BELTS Salad

Tammy Brownlow

By
@DoughmesticGoddess

This salad is perfect anytime of day - breakfast, brunch, or a lite lunch/dinner. The name comes from the ingredients: Bacon - I chose turkey bacon, but if you are feeling indulgent...go for pork! Egg - I chose a poached egg over hard-boiled. I love the richness the thickened yolk adds to the salad. Lettuce - For the lettuce base you can choose whatever you have available to you. Tomato - my favorite summer fruit fresh from the garden. Spinach - It's the perfect foundation for this salad as it pairs perfectly with all the other ingredients. Bonus...this salad is easy on the "belt" too (:


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Serves:

2

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 large
lettuce leaves, i chose romaine
2 c
spinach fresh spinach leaves, stems removed ( i just grab a handful per serving)
1 medium
tomato, cut into 4 wedges
2 slice
bacon, i chose turkey but go for pork if you would like
2 Tbsp
vinegar
2 large
eggs
salt and pepper to taste
balsamic vinegar to taste

GARLIC BUTTER CROUTONS:

1
1/4 inch slice french or herb bread cubed
1 tsp
olive oil
1 tsp
melted butter
1/8 tsp
garlic salt

NOTE:

if you have them 2 large mason jar lid forms - this is just create uniform poached eggs - you can poach the eggs without them.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For Croutons:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a plastic container or zip lock bag, add all ingredients for garlic butter croutons and shake until bread cubes are well coated.
2
Place on a baking sheet and bake until crisp about 10 minutes. Set aside.
3
Turn up oven to 350 degrees. Place bacon on baking sheet and bake checking after 5 minutes. Flip and bake until tender crisp another 2 minutes. (More time may be required for pork bacon) Set aside.
4
In a shallow sauce pan or skillet fill 2/3 with water. Bring water to a simmer on medium heat. Add vinegar.
5
On serving dish place leaf lettuce. Top with spinach.
6
Finely mince bacon.
7
Place jar lids upside down in pan as shown.
8
Gently break eggs into the lids as shown. (If you aren't using lids gently break eggs into pan). Cook 3 minutes for thickened yolk or until desired.
9
Remove from pan with spatula and turn onto a plate. Tap lightly with a paper towel to remove excess.
10
Place poached egg on top of spinach. Sprinkle salad and egg with minced bacon. Add 2 tomato wedges on the side. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and add croutons. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs, Lettuce Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy