If you workout in the mornings, have children, or occasionally have an alarm malfunction, you may be familiar with the crazed breakfast scramble. You spend so much time worrying about everything else that before you know it, you’re starved and reaching for anything that can be woofed down on your way to work or an appointment. Most mornings, I lose all track of time between driving, showering, getting ready for work, trying on 37 outfits (not really), and then eating something tasty and nutritious. I have devised a breakfast recipe that will allow you to move through your mornings with more ease.

Thanks to my friend, Ashley, for helping to inspire this dish … the breakfast salad!

The Breakfast Salad

Eat Breakfast!

The breakfast salad is a combination of breakfast foods and foods that occasionally sneak their way into breakfast dishes. Breakfast is THE MOST important meal of the day – bar none. Heard it a million times? How about a million and one, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you’re watching your waist, eat up in the AM. Eating breakfast will kickstart your metabolism and help you burn more calories throughout your day. If you’re lacking energy, don’t think that a full tummy early on will make you sleepier. Eating a well balanced meal (protein, carbs, and fat) will help increase energy levels and overall mood. The best part? It’s easy and delicious.


The Breakfast Salad Nutrition

You’ll get protein from the eggs & turkey sausage, fat from the avocado, and the carbs from the veggies complete the picture. The recipe amount listed below is just under 350 calories and will keep you full right through lunch. Fellas, I suggest you multiply the amounts below by at least 1.5. Get ready to put this one on repeat and feel free to ask me about substitutions for any of the ingredients.

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Breakfast Salad Ingredients

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The Breakfast Salad

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By Cassy Joy Garcia
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
This breakfast salad features breakfast sausage meatballs, hard boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, and avocado for a deliciously different breakfast that you can eat all week!


  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage or bacon
  • 9 eggs hard-boiled
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup purple onion chopped
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro {or parsley} chopped
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lemons juiced


  • Roll the sausage into 1-1/2 inch meatballs. Over high heat, cook and stir until brown on all sides and cooked through. Set aside to drain and cool.
  • Peel the eggs and cut each into 8 pieces.
  • Combine the eggs, tomatoes, onion, avocado, meatballs, cilantro, salt, pepper, and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir until the egg yolks and avocado become a little creamy.
  • Spoon into a bowl and enjoy!
  • Will keep covered for 3 days in the refrigerator.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 450mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 1250mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1461IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 5mg

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 688
Keyword: breakfast salad, egg salad

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Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. What brand turkey sausage link and are they Paleo, and where can I get them, please?

    1. Hi Liesa! I honestly can’t remember where these sausage links came from {it was so long ago} however, I’ve been making this salad using freshly baked or pan-fried bacon! You can also make it using Jimmy Dean’s All Natural gluten-free sausage. Hope that helps!

  2. I am eating this for breakfast today (and the rest of this week) and it is awesome! I’ve been looking for a tasty and filling non-fruit breakfast and this fits the bill…thank you!!

    1. Thank you for the comment! This dish is often on leftover repeat in my house too. I’m so glad you liked it!