Breakfast Salad

Enjoying salads. Going to bed early. Is this growing up?

It must be.

I pulled together this dish quite randomly. I had cooked eggs and chicken sausage for Rho’s breakfast, and made some extra for myself. I had taken the spinach out of the fridge for another reason (a smoothie? To sauté?), and roughly chopped up two handfuls. A drizzle of Sriracha and a sprinkle of chia seeds later, and I was staring at a breakfast salad.

One that I promptly devoured. It reminded me of the breakfasts we had in Paris, with every one accompanied by a small salad. I get it. I totally get it now.

I made it again two days later for my father and I (no sausage for him), and again this weekend.

Chances are I made it this morning (check my Instagram Stories to see).

This is a light, filling breakfast that requires minimal effort and time. You’re left feeling energized and satisfied.

Which is key for a Monday. Or any day, really.



  • 2 cups of greens of your choice, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 sausages (I like frozen Applegate chicken and apple sausage)
  • Ghee
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Sriracha
  • Optional – any additional vegetables, herbs or proteins you have in your fridge (I like smoked salmon & dill with Greek yogurt, sun dried tomatoes and olives with mozzarella, or falafel and tahini)


  • Roughly chop your greens and spread them on a dinner plate
  • Cook sausage according to package directions. Cut into bite sized pieces
  • Cook eggs to your liking in 1 teaspoon of ghee. I like crispy fried eggs, seasoned with Himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Top greens with eggs and sausage.
  • Drizzle with Sriracha (or sauce of your liking)

Have you had salad for breakfast? Would you? COMMENT below and let me know!

P.S – this salad would also work perfectly for this dish. And when I’m feeling indulgent (or if it’s Sunday), I’m making these.

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  • nicole prince

    Woke up, read this, made this and I must say I am now a huge fan of breakfast salad. We had assorted pre-cut burrito fillings left over and this was the perfect way to use them. Thank you!

    • hithaonthego

      Omg. Breakfast burrito salad could be the best thing ever. Thank you for inspiring one of my breakfasts this week!

  • Tammy

    Yum!!! I totally contemplating making a similar breakfast last week. Do you follow nomnompaleo on IG?

    She always has amazing breakfasts with veggies and crispy eggs. Need to get on that stat! Will prob be cheaper than my green juice addiction….

    • hithaonthego

      I’m following her now, thanks to you! Crispy eggs are my favorite things to eat, right up there with biryani, Taco Bell, and sushi.