Fresh Fried-Egg Salad

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Fresh Fried-Egg Salad is a delicious and easy salad recipe that is perfect for lunch or even a savory breakfast. This healthy salad makes it easy to stick to a diet!

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

This Easy Fried Egg Salad Is A Great For Diets

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 Healthy 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?

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.

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

Fresh Fried-Egg Salad

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WW Freestyle: 31
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time10 mins
Fresh Fried-Egg Salad is a delicious and easy salad recipe that is perfect for lunch or even a savory breakfast. This healthy salad makes it easy to stick to a diet!
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 471


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.
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Fried-Egg Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 1329mg38%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 8720IU174%
Vitamin C 47.1mg57%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

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14 Responses
  1. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog)

    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

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

  3. Ellen

    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

    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. Nancy R

    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. 🙂

  6. Lisa

    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!

  7. Ramona

    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. 🙂

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    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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