English breakfast salad recipe

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We Brits love a full breakfast with all the trimmings, but for a lighter option, try this English breakfast salad as an alternative brunch snack

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

We Brits love a full breakfast with all the trimmings; bacon, sausages, fried bread, eggs, beans, tomatoes, black pudding. Delicious as it may be, a fry up can come in at over 1000 calories per serving so we’ve taken the best bits and turned them into a healthier salad for a lighter breakfast or lunchtime snack.


  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 2 sausages
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 new potatoes, cooked and drained
  • Bag of salad leaves




  1. Poach the eggs in boiling water for 3-5mins until the white is cooked but the yoke is still runny. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, fry or grill the bacon and sausages until golden and crisp. Once cooked, cut up into 1inch chunks. In the oil leftover from the meat, half the potatoes and fry them until crispy. Lastly fry the tomatoes for 1-2mins until tender.
  3. Share the bag of salad leaves onto 2 plates, share the sausages and bacon pieces, potatoes and tomatoes on top and finish with a poached egg. Season and serve immediately.
Top Tip for making English breakfast salad

If you don’t like runny eggs, boil them instead until hard, allow to cool then peel off the shell and quarter.


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