Simple Savoury Breakfast Salad with Ham & Egg

Last Updated 27th September 2019

Salad... for breakfast? Yep, you're probably thinking we've gone a little mad, but hear us out!

It might seem strange, but salad actually makes an awesome breakfast - especially for those who have more of a penchant for savoury dishes than sweet. Having salad for breakfast is an amazing way to squeeze more fibre and vegetables into your diet; and paired with hearty boiled eggs and protein-packed ham, it'll fix those mid-morning cravings by keeping you feeling comfortably full for hours.

So, if you're mad about veggies and are looking for some interesting ways to get 1 of your 5 a day in before noon, give this ham & egg breakfast salad a go - go on, break those culinary rules!

Ps: If salad for breakfast isn't your kinda thing, you can totes have this for lunch or dinner.

Ham & egg breakfast salad ingredients

Simple Savoury Breakfast Salad with Ham & Egg

Prep & cooking time: 30 minutes | Serves: 1 | Vegan


- 1 medium free-range egg
- 25g smoked ham, diced
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp basil pesto
- 25g watercress
- 50g cherry tomatoes, halved


1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water, bring to the boil and cook for 6 minutes.

2. Add the egg to the pan and continue to cook for a further 6 minutes. Drain and cool under cold water. Peel the egg.

2. Whisk the coconut oil, pesto and seasoning in a bowl and toss in the potatoes. Add the ham, watercress and tomatoes and toss to evenly coat.

3. Place on a plate and top with the halved egg. Serve with crusty bread, if you want to!

Nutritional Values

Typical Nutritional Values Per Shake
Energy kj 1075
Energy kcal 257
Fat (g) 14
of which saturates (g) 5.7
Carbohydrates (g) 16
of which sugars (g) 3.2
Fibre (g) 3.5
Protein (g) 15
Salt (g) 1.1
Nutrient Breakdown Per 100g
Minerals & Trace Elements
Sodium (mg) 183
Potassium (mg) 284
Chloride (mg) 279
Calcium (mg) 24.8
Phosphorus (mg) 96
Magnesium (mg) 16.6
Iron (mg) 0.84
Zinc (mg) 0.63
Copper (mg) 0.06
Manganese (mg) 0.09
Selenium (ug) 1.4
Iodine (ug) 1.1
Vitamin A (ret eq) (ug) 22.9
Carotene (ug) 127
Vitamin E (mg) 0.79
Vitamin K 1 (ug) 0.02
Thiamin (B1 ) (mg) 0.1
Riboflavin (B2 ) (mg) 0.13
Niacin total(B3 ) (mg) 1.3
Niacin (mg) 0.85
Tryptophan (mg) 13.4
Pantothenic Acid (B5) (mg) 0.25
Vitamin B 6 (mg) 0.12
Folates (B9) Total (ug) 17
Vitamin B 12 (ug) 0.07
Biotin (B7) (ug) 1.9
Vitamin C (mg) 7.8

Whether you enjoy it for breakfast or lunch, this ham & egg salad makes for a well-balanced and quick-to-make meal.

If you're always in a rush and often don't get time to have a sit-down breakfast or lunch like this, we'd highly recommend taking a look at our Shake Complete. It's packed with nutritious, natural ingredients and can be enjoyed on-the-go - all you need to do is add some milk and shake!

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Author Bio!

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Post by Alice

After graduating from University with a 1st class marketing degree, I ventured into the world of freelance marketing. I now work as Nutribuddy’s Marketing Assistant on all things content and social media! Originally from North Wales but now based in Chester, I spend my free time writing on my blog, hanging out with my sausage dog and travelling. As a self-confessed animal-lover who’s trying to lead an increasingly eco-friendly lifestyle, I’m super happy to be working with an ethical, cruelty-free and vegan brand like Nutribuddy!

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