Poached egg and bacon salad recipe

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Looking for salad recipes, egg recipes, bacon recipes, brunch recipes or filling salad recipes? A breakfast or brunch idea with eggs and bacon served on rocket salad. Plus, a how-to video from the goodtoknow recipes team for perfect poached eggs.

Poached egg and bacon salad
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories311 Kcal16%
Sugar3.1 g3%
Fat22 g31%
Saturated Fat5.6 g28%
Protein15.4 g31%
Carbohydrates12.2 g5%

This delicious poached egg and bacon salad is so easy to make at home. A filling breakfast or brunch idea with eggs and bacon served on rocket salad. Plus, a how-to video from the GoodtoKnow recipes team for perfect poached eggs. This recipe serves 2 people and takes only 20 minutes to make.

You can learn how to poach the perfect egg with our simple and easy guide!


  • 100g (3½oz) unsmoked bacon lardons
  • 1 slice bread, cut into small cubes
  • 2 medium or large eggs
  • 2 good handfuls of mixed salad leaves (we used rocket and chard)
  • 10 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 stick celery, chopped

For the dressing:

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
  • ½tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and ground black pepper




  1. Heat a frying pan, add the bacon and fry until golden and crispy. Take out of the pan with a draining spoon and set aside. Add the bread cubes to the pan, and fry in the bacon fat until browned and crispy.
  2. Meanwhile poach the eggs, pour boiling water, 10cm (4in) in depth, into a small pan, over a high heat. Add a dash of white wine vinegar. When water boils again, break egg into pan.
  3. As water comes back to the boil, gather egg white round yolk, using a draining spoon. Turn down heat. Simmer for a minute for a soft egg, longer for a firmer one.
  4. Lift the egg out of the pan with the draining spoon and put into a bowl of warm water if cooking more than one or two eggs. Add another egg to the pan.How to poach an egg video 
  5. Mix together the dressing ingredients. Put a good handful of salad leaves on to 2 plates. Divide the bacon, croutons, tomatoes and celery between them. Spoon drained eggs on top, drizzle the salad with dressing and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Top Tip for making Poached egg and bacon salad

If you haven't got bacon lardons, use 2 or 3 rashers of chopped streaky bacon.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies