A few weekends ago, we visited Short Order for some burgers.  Short Order is Nancy Silverton’s newish LA restaurant focusing on a local, organic and artisan burgers.  We had some delicious cocktails but unfortunately the burgers were pretty disappointing.

All was not lost however as we spotted a Breakfast Cobb Salad on the brunch menu and I knew instantly that it would be on our plate some weekend morning very soon.

It isn’t out of the norm for us to have side salads with breakfast, but I’ve never thought of making it the main event.

I have no idea why…

It was delicious. Satisfying, yet light and felt like the perfect combination between breakfast and lunch. I have a feeling it will become a regular weekend breakfast for us.

Full of greens, healthy fats and tons of flavor.

Why not?


Breakfast Cobb Salad

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10 min


Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 6-8 cups greens of choice
  • 2 Tbsp vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 small avocado
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 2 eggs


Cook bacon until crisp and crumble.

Toss greens and dressing together.

Divide on plates and top with sliced avocado and goat cheese crumbles.

Prepare eggs as desired (over easy, sunny side up) and top salad with egg.

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12 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ for the health of it
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    I love the idea of salad for breakfast – there’s no better way to get in all of those veggies first thing in the morning! And with bacon and egg, it’s still somewhat breakfast-y…


  2. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    I never thought to make a breakfast salad! What a great idea. I am always on the hunt for new breakfasts :)


  3. Lauren
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    I adore eggs on salads!


  4. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    BUMMER about the burgers – i’ll probably still try it (b/c i love the farmer’s market) but it’s definitely not on the top of my list anymore!


    • Emily
      Feb 20, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

      Yeah, we just weren’t impressed with them, especially considering they were $13-14 each, no sides. They weren’t awful, just not as good as we had hoped! They had some non-burger sandwiches that sounded really good though.


  5. Katie@Cozydelicious
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Such a great idea! I have never made a big salad for brunch but why not? Especially when topped with bacon, egg and avocado! Yum!


  6. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    I always feel so awkward when/if I eat a salad for breakfast… SO glad I’m not the only one who does this! Love this breakfast idea, sounds delicious :)


    • Emily
      Feb 20, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

      You are not alone Stephanie!! :)


  7. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    Ha-ha, I don’t know if I could be able to do a salad for breakfast. But it’s such a great way to get your veggies in — starting your day strong! :)


  8. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    What a great twist on breakfast! I love this! You are so creative.


  9. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Yum, I love that idea! I’ve seen breakfast salads here and there and haven’t bitten the bullet to make one yet- this looks awesome and makes me think I need to make that happen soon!


  10. Marisa
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    I just made a salad for breakfast this morning….I think this is my new favorite breakfast meal! Love it. Thanks for the idea! :)


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