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Fresh Fried-Egg Salad

Fresh Fried-Egg Salad is a delicious and easy salad recipe that is perfect for lunch or even a savory breakfast. It’s made with creamy avocado, crunchy pecans, tangy salad dressing, and more!

Looking for more salad recipe ideas? Try my Very Berry Avocado Salad or this Cranberry Chicken Salad with Light Dijon Parmesan Dressing

A white plate filled with salad, avocado and topped with a fried egg.

Easy Fried Egg Salad

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.

A fried egg with a broken yolk sits on top of a fresh salad with avocado on a white plate.

How To Make The Best Salad

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?

What Type Of Dressing Goes With This Fried Egg Salad?

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.

Salad with a fried egg on top of it.

Fresh Fried-Egg Salad

Katerina | Diethood
This fresh fried-egg salad is a delicious and easy salad recipe that is perfect for lunch or even a savory breakfast. It's packed with avocado, chopped pecans, and more!
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Servings : 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


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)


  • In a salad bowl or plate, combine the lettuce, sliced avocado and pecans.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Break the egg and carefully place the egg in the heated olive oil without breaking the yolk.
  • 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.
  • Remove the egg with a slotted spoon, and place it on top of the salad.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour over salad and garnish with ground fresh peppercorn.
  • Serve.


Calories: 471 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 40 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 163 mg | Sodium: 84 mg | Potassium: 1329 mg | Fiber: 15 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 8720 IU | Vitamin C: 47.1 mg | Calcium: 80 mg | Iron: 2.8 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salad recipe, how to make a fried egg, salad with egg and avocado, salad with fried egg
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