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How’s that New Year’s resolution thing going? Is it a resolution that involves a diet?  It’s only day two – it’s okay if you haven’t jumped on that bandwagon just yet.

Judging by what’s been pinned from my blog this week, everyone is on a diet. Things like my Orzo Salad and Zucchini and Tomato Bake have been getting a lot of pin-love.

Recently one of my readers wrote me an email asking if I had ever tried a salad. She meant it in the sincerest way possible.  She said she was trying to lose weight, that was her resolution for the new year, but could not get herself to eat a salad.

Me and salads, you ask!? That’s like Cheech and Chong. Joanie and Chachi. Sonny and Brenda!

If any of my close friends are reading this post, please chime in. If there is a person that eats more salads than moi, I would like to meet them. I am a walking Salad Bar. I don’t go a day without having a salad.

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The trick to salads? Don’t eat them plain. Those leaves will only be fun for like a minute. You need to dress that thing up with a bit of this, a whole lotta that, and a bag of nuts. And an egg! Don’t forget the egg. You need some protein to add some pizzazz to all that jazz. M’kay?

Watch out for those dressings, though. Those can kill any diet. Do what I do; make your own. My go to dressing is a simple drizzle of vinegar and oil. If you want to get fancy, grab some extra virgin olive oil, lemons, salt and pepper. Whisk it all together and pour two or three tablespoons over that Fried Egg Salad. Boom! Lunch is served.

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Fresh Fried-Egg Salad
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For the Salad
  • 2 cups Baby Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg
For the Salad Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ground fresh peppercorn (optional)
  1. In a salad bowl or plate, combine the lettuce, sliced avocado and pecans.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Break the egg and carefully place the egg in the heated olive oil without breaking the yolk.
  4. Grab a large spoon, tilt the frying pan, and begin to baste the egg yolk with the olive oil by spooning the olive oil over the egg yolk until a white film appears.
  5. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon, and place it on top of the salad.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour over salad and garnish with ground fresh peppercorn.
  8. Serve.
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15 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog) January 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM - Reply

    Now you are speaking my language! I love salad, but would rather have an egg sandwich… this is a perfect alternative! Very fun and creative, Hugs, Terra

  2. EA-The Spicy RD January 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM - Reply

    Fabulous idea!! I can totally image this topped with sauted mushrooms too. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Ellen January 4, 2013 at 3:34 AM - Reply

    Ahhh, eggy-weggs are divine on salads. I’ve tried putting poached and hard-boiled eggs on salad but will have to give your fried egg version a try!

  4. cakewhiz January 4, 2013 at 1:31 AM - Reply

    i am one of those people who avoids salads…lol. but, i do like eggs and avocados so this salad would work for me!

  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 3, 2013 at 11:55 PM - Reply

    I love salads, this looks perfect!

  6. mjskit January 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM - Reply

    All I had to do was look at the beautiful runny egg and I was hooked! A perfect salad!!!

  7. Nancy R January 3, 2013 at 8:26 PM - Reply

    Yummo Kate!
    I was at a loss with lunch today. Extremely Hot here (Melbourne , Australia) today, but this is perfect. I may have to make this and eat it by the pool. :)

  8. Kalyn January 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM - Reply

    Sounds like a great lunch!

  9. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM - Reply

    I am all over anything that involves avocados – great salad!

  10. Lisa January 3, 2013 at 7:12 AM - Reply

    I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this saald. I get a bagel with a fried egg, avocado, romaine, roasted red pepper and sometimes bacon, for lunch every two weeks or so. Everything is better with an egg on it!

  11. Carolyn January 3, 2013 at 5:31 AM - Reply

    This really is my kind of salad, Kate. I adore fried eggs…and avocado. Bring it!

  12. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen January 3, 2013 at 4:00 AM - Reply

    A fried egg will make any salad taste good! And with avocado, I´m in.

  13. Ramona January 2, 2013 at 4:52 PM - Reply

    I have never tried a fried egg on a salad. It looks like a must now. :) I must try your healthy salad dressing. Looks amazing. :)

  14. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 2, 2013 at 3:57 PM - Reply

    I seriously love adding fried eggs to everything, but I never would’ve thought to add it a salad. You are a genius!

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