In between shop tending during the week I usually scarf a quick lunch while sitting at my makeshift desk (read: balcony table pulled inside with a random chair). Lunch is usually some sort of salad garnished with whatever is leftover from the night before. My favorite go-to combination is mixed greens with some red apple slices, bacon (I just throw a slice in a pan while I'm preparing the rest of the salad), blue cheese, avocado, and a fried egg on top. I'd prefer an egg and bacon with most meals, not just breakfast, and the pair on a salad is way too good. The other day I challenged myself to elevate my lunchtime salad game a bit, so I decided on a blood orange, pear, avocado, pepitas, blue cheese, prosciutto, and fried egg rendition. I hear "prosciutto" and think "WOA. Who do you think you are?", but the stuff is so dang salty and good that you have to allow yourself a moment of indulgence once in a while.
I like to toss my greens in dressing first – I love Tessemae's Cracked Pepper dressing – and then just add roughly chopped toppings on top.
What are your favorite salad combinations? I'd love to hear!
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