Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a green salad with a couple of substantial toppings to make it more of a meal than a side dish. This Simple Green Salad with Ham and Fried Egg is the perfect example, just the right amount of ‘light’ and just the right amount of satisfying!
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The Simple Green Salad with Ham and Fried Egg:
This salad is made up of your choice of tender young greens, thin sliced ham, Canadian bacon or prosciutto, and a fried egg garnished with freshly chopped chives. It’s incredibly simple and easy to throw together, even last minute. But trust me when I say it doesn’t taste ‘last minute”! The salty pork combined with a savory fried egg and sweet dressing is perfection!
This beautiful salad is tossed in a simple white balsamic dressing. It’s ‘barely there’ but makes all the difference to ramping up the flavor. I will offer my two favorite white balsamic vinegars, you can choose which best fits your budget. My first pick is always Prelibato White Balsamic vinegar from Italy. You may get lucky and find it in a store, but I almost always have to buy online. Second choice, O California White Balsamic. (<—Amazon link) I find this one in many stores and it’s a little easier on the wallet.
The perfect yolk is up to interpretation of course. I love mine runny, my husband likes his firmer. No matter how you like your yolk, you’ll want to see this simple tutorial to get the perfect results!
The Recipe: Simple Green Salad Ham and Fried Egg
Tips and what you need: a quality white balsamic vinegar (<—our fave but we also like this one) A fabulous sea salt is always a must! I use Maldon Flaked Chef’s Salt!
Need an egg frying tutorial? Click!
This Simple Green Salad with Ham and Fried Egg is the perfect example of just the right amount of 'light' and just the right amount of satisfying! Paleo, Whole30 and Keto compliant too!
- 1/3 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons good quality white balsamic
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 cups tender greens of your choice
- 4-6 slices canadian bacon, ham or prosciutto
- 2 eggs, fried (see link above for tutorial)
- 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
Place all ingredients in a covered container and shake well or whisk. Set aside and shake again right before using
Chop chives. Fry eggs (see link above to learn how to fry the perfect egg) Plate greens and your choice of ham, Canadian bacon or prosciutto, toss lightly with dressing. Top salad with fried eggs, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and chives. Serve.
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This delicious salad is light and filling any time of day!
This reminds me of a very fancy European breakfast! Love the simplicity of it and the greens!!
This is so simple that you think, “why didn’t I think of this before?” It’s so great!
Those greens look extra special!! Yum, I love beautiful simple meals like this one!
Eggs have got to be my all-time favorite salad topping. This sounds so delicious!
Love simple and delicious salads like this one. It’s such a great way to include greens for breakfast!
This is an excellent way to get to eat more greens! I can’t resist a fried egg 🙂
ooh la la, this is so very French . . or at least what i ate on the daily for lunch in cafes about Paris on our recent trip.
I agree! Very Parisian 🙂
The Frenchman is drooling…off to the store for the ingredients to make this for brunch now 😉
Gotta keep the Frenchman happy!