Salad is not just a sidekick to lunch or dinner anymore. With a breakfast salad, you get a serving of fruit and vegetables into your diet before you finish your morning coffee. I like breakfast salads topped with a runny fried egg, but you could add any protein of your choice.
My kale plants have been doing wonderfully this summer mainly because we haven’t had a summer. I am in total denial about having to return to work this week because the last few months have felt like an extended spring.
Kale thrives in fall-like weather and can even survive for a few weeks under snow and frost, but usually my kale plants do not start booming until the middle of September. I’ve been harvesting and freezing massive amounts of kale every week, but my tomato and pepper plants have been producing very little if any fruit. The plight of home gardening!
My favorite thing to eat for breakfast in the summer is a garden fresh omelette with fresh peppers, tomatoes, and arugula, but since the weather and garden is giving me kale, I created a raw kale and strawberry salad and paired it with an easy lemon vinaigrette. I’ve also rounded up 11 additional salads that you could enjoy for breakfast. So, if you are bored with your usual breakfast, try one (or all!) of the breakfast salads below!
12 Breakfast Salads to Enjoy this Summer
- Kale & Strawberry Breakfast Salad – recipe below
- Berry and Bacon Kale Salad with Blackberry Jam Vinaigrette – Recipe Girl
- Kale, Pomegranate and Bacon Salad with Warm Maple Bacon Dressing – Caitlin Wilson & Lauren Brennan
- Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Pecorino – Sugar and Grace