Tammy Brownlow


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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5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 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
  • 2 large
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    balsamic vinegar to taste

  • 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.

How to Make BELTS Salad


  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!

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About BELTS Salad

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

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