Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette - The Nutritionist Reviews

Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette

Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette is a unique salad with baby spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, chopped sweet apples, crumbled bacon, creamy avocado and runny eggs!
Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette is a unique salad with baby spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, chopped sweet apples, crumbled bacon, creamy avocado and runny eggs! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Salad for breakfast? You must think I'm crazy! If you are one of those people who cannot stand the idea of vegetables for breakfast, don't worry! You can easily eat this salad for lunch or dinner as well. It would be fun to serve at a weekend brunch as an alternative to traditional breakfast dishes.


Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette is a unique salad with baby spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, chopped sweet apples, crumbled bacon, creamy avocado and runny eggs! www.nutritionistreviews.com
This salad uses traditional breakfast ingredients such as eggs, bacon and apples. It also uses other ingredients that are many times included in breakfast recipes such as avocado, roasted sweet potatoes and baby spinach. This recipe is a mix of sweet and savory with a sweeter vinaigrette and sweet, crunchy Michigan apples. 
Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette is a unique salad with baby spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, chopped sweet apples, crumbled bacon, creamy avocado and runny eggs! www.nutritionistreviews.com
First, you just roast the sweet potatoes until they are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. The spinach is a great source of nutrients and an easy base to use for a breakfast salad. The Mcintosh apple is sweet and very crunchy which pairs so well with the rest of the ingredients. The bacon is loaded with flavor- everyone loves a little bacon! The avocado provides healthy fats and will help to keep you full. It provides a soft texture compared to some of the other crispy ingredients. 

Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette is a unique salad with baby spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, chopped sweet apples, crumbled bacon, creamy avocado and runny eggs! www.nutritionistreviews.com
The warm maple vinaigrette is the perfect salad dressing to use on this salad. I chose to make it warm because it seemed like a good idea since the salad was being served at breakfast or brunch. If you are not a fan of this dressing, feel free to use what you have on hand. 

Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 6-8 cups baby spinach
  • 1 large Michigan Mcintosh apple, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 avocado, sliced
Warm Maple Vinaigrette
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss sweet potatoes in olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Roast for about 15 minutes until sweet potatoes are soft.
2. Cook eggs according to preference in butter- over medium works well for this recipe.
3. Whisk together ingredients for vinaigrette and heat until hot. Toss vinaigrette with baby spinach.
4. Top spinach with apples, bacon, avocado, roasted sweet potatoes and fried egg.
Enjoy!
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Breakfast Salad with Warm Maple Vinaigrette is a unique salad with baby spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, chopped sweet apples, crumbled bacon, creamy avocado and runny eggs! www.nutritionistreviews.com
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Michigan Apples. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. This looks really delicious. I'm working on eating a salad once a day, but as a pre-diabetic I really have to watch my carb intake. Would it be possible to get the carbohydrate numbers for a serving of this?

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