These 15 Breakfast Salads Can Change Your Morning for the Better
Whatever your breakfast woes, breakfast salads can solve them. Craving more flavor than, oh, oatmeal can offer? Make a breakfast salad. Can't handle a heavy meal in the morning? Make a breakfast salad. Over omelets but still want protein? Make a breakfast salad. Bored with your usual breakfast bowl? You know what to do. From fruit-forward to savory, these breakfast salad recipes will inspire you to turn over a new leaf in the morning.
Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad
Quinoa adds protein to this mix of roasted sweet potatoes, bell pepper, and broccoli, all dressed in a maple-lemon vinaigrette.
Scrumptious Breakfast Salad
Replace your morning smoothie with this refreshing mix of fruits and veggies. Top it with chopped boiled eggs.
Bird's Nest Salad
Alfalfa sprouts, honey-glazed almonds, and sliced bell pepper give this salad a satisfying flavor and texture.
Roasted Beet Salad
If you're the kind of person who noshes on fruit in the morning, you'll find a worthy substitute in our Roasted Beet Salad. Maple syrup and balsamic vinegar boost the naturally-sweet flavor of this root veggie.
Bacon Avocado Salad
"Creamy crunchy fresh and juicy all at the same time. And so full of flavor," reviewer naples34102 writes. "I have to admit, though, it's the bacon that is indispensable to taking it over the top!" Avocado toast, who?
Grape Apple Breakfast Salad
Dressed in yogurt and honey and topped with chopped walnuts, this crunchy fruit salad makes a worthy substitute for yogurt parfaits.
Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Avocado Dressing
Your bacon-and-eggs breakfast gets a refresh with greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and a creamy avocado dressing.
Saturday Breakfast Salad with Poached Egg and Chimichurri
"This is an amazingly good-for-you salad, packed full of fiber and nutrients," Kate Y. says. "The best part is that you can really have fun with it by adding a variety of ingredients -- ground flax, black beans, sausage, nuts, peppers. Have fun with it!"
Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint
"I would have never thought to put this combination of flavors together, but it worked so well. I made it exactly as written, and we loved it," Laura M. says. Consider adding prosciutto for protein.
"Such humble ingredients for such big flavor," says Crystal S. "Only addition was an avocado, which was the perfect finishing touch!"
Roasted Yam and Kale Salad
"The yams have a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with the caramelized onions and kale," says recipe creator Matt D. Reviewers agree. Top it off with a poached egg or a side of sausage.
Strawberry Avocado Salad
With a honey-lemon vinaigrette, strawberries, avocado slices, and pecans, this simple salad curbs cravings for sweet, creamy, and crunchy all at once. Sprinkle it with hemp seeds for more protein.
The Best Kale Salad
"Delicious! Prior to this dish, I had only had kale baked in a strata or as a chip and had avoided it raw. Boy, was that a mistake! It's very hearty and satisfying," Lindsay Getz says.
Summer Corn Salad
Sure, a bowl of grits tastes comforting in the winter. But in the summer, a chilled corn salad would make an excellent sub, even for breakfast.
Kale and Quinoa Salad
"Amazing . Sweet, slightly bitter, crunchy, and creamy. Not to mention, so good for you. The quinoa pops in your mouth," Ethel says.
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