Poached egg salad

A friend of mine asked what three key ingredients I would always have at home. There are so many things to choose from but the first thing that came to mind was eggs. If you have eggs at home you can always make something nice and satisfying. It cooks quickly and is full of nutrients and flavour.


I was walking the dogs along the sea front thinking about what to eat and in the end I wanted a poached egg. It was brunch time and I opted for a salad. Salads are great as you can simply use the vegetables you have avaliable and what you like. This is what I had at home, along with some great olive oil. It was a perfect and quick dish, light but still satisfying.


Poached egg salad 

preparation time 10 minutes

cooking time 3 minutes 

serves 1


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, peeled in to strips
  • 1 small head of endive, leaves seperated
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 spring omiom/scallion, sliced
  • olive oil
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • a pinch of crushed chilli
  • shavings of parmesan cheese
  • zest of 1/4 lemon

Bring salted water to boil whilst preparing the other vegetables. I only use salt in the water and no vinegar when I poach the eggs. Drop the egg in and swirl the water. Keep an eye on it, it only takes a few minutes.

Plate up the salad and last add the poached egg and sprinkle it with sea salt, crushed chilli, lemon zest, parmesan shavings and olive oil.




I couldn’t resist breaking the yolk before tucking in.




Salad is one of the most versitile dishes around and egg is one of the most versatile ingredients, a perfect combination.





6 Responses to “Poached egg salad”
  1. hocuspocus13 says:

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  2. Yes it’s just beautiful Petra, simple and delicious. I’m with you, always have eggs in the house they are a staple.

  3. Yep, eggs are my go-to staple. Forget the bread, forget the milk…

    This looks wonderful, and your photography is enticing!

    • petra08 says:

      Thank you!Eggs are brilliant aren’t they? Glad you like the photography, egg yolk always looks good when captured! 🙂

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