Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fried Egg Topped Salad

For those that don't know, I've been dairy-free for 4 months now... since I've had my daughter.  I am breastfeeding her and she does not tolerate dairy well at all.  It's pretty much pure torture for her.  So I've had to make a lot of adjustments to my diet to suit her needs.

My favorite salad dressing is homemade ranch, but of course this has dairy in it.  I was making homemade honey mustard dressing there for awhile and would also use vinegar and oil (which has kind of become my new favorite, actually) quite often, but they both get old after awhile.  Especially with as many salads as I consumed (and still am consuming) this year with our delicious salad greens from our CSA. 

So I started using fried eggs on my salads.  I just cook the egg whites and keep the yolk runny.  The yolk then becomes my salad dressing.  This picture was taken one of the first couple times I made them like this and only has one egg on it.  I actually usually use one whole egg plus another yolk now.  It makes such a delicious salad dressing and it is SUPER nutritious!  Give it a try the next time you make a salad. 

This post is linked to:
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Mary Voogt said...

Mmmm. I love fried eggs on salads. Or on anything really. I just had fried eggs on top of hummus and avocado for breakfast.

I often use just plain egg yolks for dressing...skip the frying/egg white.

Pesto makes a great simple, dairy free dressing too (greens, evoo, salt, garlic powder).

Sara said...

I also love to use pesto as a salad dressing! Yum!

Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate said...

Mmm - I love fried eggs but have not tried it on salad - great idea!
I would love to have you share this on Thursday at Tasty Traditions: http://myculturedpalate.com/

Vanessa said...

Fried egg salads are the best. I used to work at a breakfast place called The Flying Biscuit. It was awesome and that is where I was introduced to this type of dish. Yummy!

Patrick Timpone said...

I love pastured free range eggs myself from local farmers. Not matter how long I've been eating them, I still don't like the way the yolk tastes. Oh well. This looks really good though.