Cookbook Sneak Peek- Baby Greens Salad with Shredded Beets, Blue Cheese, and Runny-Egg Vinaigrette

I have this theory. Every food is better with a fried egg on top. I challenge you to think of a dish that isn’t better with a fried egg on top. You can’t because there isn’t one. In this recipe the runny egg-yolky goodness combines with a basic vinaigrette to form a creamy, tangy dressing for the veggies.

Makes 2 servings.

Ingredients:

4 to 6 large handfuls baby greens such as baby spinach or baby kale
1 medium beet, shredded
1/2 English cucumber (seedless), sliced
1/4 of a red onion, sliced
4 to 5 white mushrooms, thinly sliced
juice of 1 lemon
about 1/4 C EVOO
4 tbsp blue cheese crumbles
2 eggs, fried, but with yellows runny

Instructions:

1) Arrange 2 handfuls of baby greens in each of 2 bowls.
2) Slice mushrooms and onion, peel and slice cucumbers, peel and grate beet and set items aside.

Whenever I make beets it gets all Dexter-blood-splatter in my kitchen.

Whenever I make beets it gets all Dexter-blood-splatter in my kitchen.

Here's my mise en place looking much neater and less murdery.

Here’s my mise en place looking much neater and less murdery. BTW, I had some cherry tomatoes from my garden, so I threw them in…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Arrange the above equally in each bowl, with grated beet on top.

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4) Top each salad with blue cheese crumbles.

Mmmm... bleu cheese crumbles...

Mmmm… bleu cheese crumbles…

5) Squeeze lemon into glass measuring cup, add an equal amount of EVOO (approximately 2 oz).

6) Whisk lemon juice and EVOO until combined, add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

7) In a small pan, fry eggs, until whites are translucent and yolks runny, about 5 minutes.

8) Top each salad with a fried egg, and drizzle with lemon juice/EVOO mixture.

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9) Before eating, stab egg yolk with fork, letting yolk combine with lemon juice/EVOO.

Apparently, I must be onto something, because the very next day this appeared in my Twitter feed…

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GMTA, eh HuffPost Taste?

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