Mixed Greens with Crispy Bacon, Goat Cheese and Fried Egg

This mixed greens with crispy bacon, goat cheese and fried egg salad is the BEST of everything. You’ll love how all the flavors work together and how hearty this salad tastes. Everything is better with a fried egg, am I right?

This mixed greens with crispy bacon, goat cheese and fried egg salad is the BEST of everything. You'll love how all the flavors work together and how hearty this salad tastes. Everything is better with a fried egg, am I right?

I’m on a bit of a salad kick lately. I’m not really sure why but I’m not going to question my body when it’s craving green vegetables. Of course, I always find a way to unhealthify (I’m pretty sure that is not a word) my salads and added a little bacon and cheese.  The fried egg on top was just the icing on the cake…err…salad. I had never had the egg/salad combo before and I can guarantee you it’s amazing. I’m pretty sure a fried egg on top of almost anything is amazing. Don’t argue with me. Am I right? Since this was my lunch, and I’m a bit of a pig, I basically combined two salads to make my meal. That is why you will see two eggs in my bowl. I tried to make them beautiful and centered but that didn’t really work so well. Either way, it still tasted great.

Also, these greens are from our first CSA bag. They were super fresh and delicious. We also got a bunch of other greens and some Japanese turnips. Be on the look out for other CSA bag inspired recipes later this week and throughout the whole summer!

This mixed greens with crispy bacon, goat cheese and fried egg salad is the BEST of everything. You'll love how all the flavors work together and how hearty this salad tastes. Everything is better with a fried egg, am I right?

{Looking for more salad ideas? Try my Fall Panzanella Salad, Grilled Nectarine SaladShaved Brussels Sprout Apple Bacon SaladFig Goat Cheese Salad with Fig Vinaigrette or my Burrata Caprese Salad.}

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Mixed Greens with Crispy Bacon, Goat Cheese and Fried Egg

Ingredients:

  • 4 thick slices of bacon – sliced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups mixed greens - washed
  • 4 ounces goat cheese - crumbled
  • 4 large eggs

Source: Epicurious

Directions:

Fry sliced bacon until crisp. Put onto paper towel lined plate to soak up excess grease. Pour out all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease. Set pan aside.

In a small bowl mix together red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard. While whisking slowly add in olive oil until combined and vinaigrette is formed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

In a large bowl add greens and pour vinaigrette on top. Toss to cover all the greens. Divide greens evenly between four bowl and top evenly with bacon and goat cheese.

In bacon pan, heat grease and fry four eggs over easy. Careful not break the yolk.

Top salad with fried egg and enjoy.

17 Responses to “Mixed Greens with Crispy Bacon, Goat Cheese and Fried Egg”

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — June 15, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I love the salad, the goat cheese and the bacon but not so sure about the egg! Glad you enjoyed!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — June 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

    This looks so yummy. Again, can you come nanny E and be my personal chef? I’d jump in the kitchen with you every once in awhile. It would be fun!

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    Liz — June 15, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Mmmmmm…I love dinner salads…and yours looks amazing. That’s the perfect vinaigrette, too~

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    Erica — June 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    mmmmmm- I’ve SOOOO been wanting to try this. Runny egg? My first post pregnancy meal- can’t wait!

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    Joanne — June 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Your CSA mixed greens look just like MY CSA mixed greens!

    And seriously, you have to add cheese to salad. It’s like a law or something.

    This looks awesome!

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    Dana — June 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    There is nothing pig-like about eating a big salad! This looks great…. the perfect summer lunch!

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    Veronica — June 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Salad is the perfect excuse to ladle on the fat, IMO! No shame in that. The shame comes when you’ve got the fried egg, bacon, and a pound of pasta. hehehe! This salad looks great, Brandy!

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    Stacy @ Every Little Thing — June 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Goat cheese goes so well in salads, but especially with eggs!

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    Mimi — June 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    This is my favorite kind of salad.
    Mimi

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    Willie — June 15, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Everything but the goat cheese.

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    Sylvia@bascooking — June 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Love goat cheese, your salad looks delicious.

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    Faith — June 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Salads are always better with bacon and fried egg…come to think of it, runny yolk makes everything better, lol!

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    Dan — June 17, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Funny, I was just at a pub on Monday where someone’s burger was served with a fried egg on top. Common elsewhere, but I recent phenomenon in North America.

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    Feast on the Cheap — June 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Ooh la la, so French! Looks fabulous

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    FramedCooks — June 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I love making this salad but until I read this post the goat cheese part had never occurred to me – genius!!!! 🙂

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    Tracey — June 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    That’s my kind of salad! Love the fried egg on top.

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    Katherine Martinelli — November 6, 2011 at 6:16 am

    This looks so amazing!! I want to eat this right now. It may just be tonight’s dinner…! Thanks for posting it on my salad blog hop!

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