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 (:

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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.

Step-By-Step

1For 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.
2Place on a baking sheet and bake until crisp about 10 minutes. Set aside.
3Turn 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.
4In a shallow sauce pan or skillet fill 2/3 with water. Bring water to a simmer on medium heat. Add vinegar.
5On serving dish place leaf lettuce. Top with spinach.
6Finely mince bacon.
7Place jar lids upside down in pan as shown.
8Gently 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.
9Remove from pan with spatula and turn onto a plate. Tap lightly with a paper towel to remove excess.
10Place 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