Breakfast salad

The first time I ever saw this monster of a dish was on MKR Australia. The dish was made by Blake and his sister. I can’t remember the scoring or the comments, but I was hooked.

Okay maybe not, because if my memory serves me well, they had a lot of green things to go with their salad.

But seriously though, I woke up at 04:30 this morning, hungry as an OX, seeing as I fell asleep last night without eating, thanks to the bedtime speech and my parents didn’t even wake me up or come check why I had left my plate in the microwave.

Don’t worry when I woke up in the morning, I made sure I woke everyone up in the house, thanks to my sinus, all the sneezing and blowing and slamming of the cupboards while I made coffee and don’t forget since I am afraid of my own shadow, I also invested a little money in Eskom by putting all the lights on, the bathroom light, the passage light, the kitchen light and my room light all these lights just for one cup of coffee and the supper that now became a midnight/early hours of the morning snack.

Again, I was going to stay up from 4am right up until 6am and be ready for work without my mother having to scream the roof off and work herself  up for me, she does that every morning, she stands in the prayer room and expects me to hear her in my room over the fan and over Leo’s exciting jumping up and down and then when I don’t hear he, she takes the broom and hits the window, oh did I not mention that the prayer room and my bedroom is right next to each other? One of my bedroom windows opens to the prayer room and my mother uses that window to knock me awake.

When I finally got up at a normal human appropriate time, I was yet again starving; most likely I was working out in my dreams, hence the stomach pains of hunger.

Looking into the fridge, staring at the contents but not really looking as nothing at this moment in time seems to appeal to me, I am just too stressed about the outcome of lock down to think all things food related.

I was nibbling on cherry tomatoes when it hit me, why not finally try out the breakfast salad that has been in my recipe collection for almost a year. What else do I have to do? Eat tomatoes for breakfast?

Don’t ask me where I got this recipe from, I have zero recollection but it was handwritten into my recipe book so it was most likely a recipe I got from Google.

All I know is that it was healthy and greasy and a perfect brunch dish and my stomach seemed pleased enough.

My father on the other hand, his eyes nearly popped out of his head when I set the plate down in front him, all I heard was complaints complaints complaints….so much food so early in the morning, I am just full from looking at all this food, this did not stop him from 1. Taking a photo and sending it to the “Cheesy Boys” and 2. Eating half of the meal. So what may I ask was all the complaining for? I myself loved every last bite, what more could I ask for?

Now to find a comfy spot of the bed in front of the TV and let the world pass me by.


  • 4 x handfuls, salad leaves, washed and dried.
  • 20 x cherry tomatoes, halved.
  • 2 x ripe avocadoes, peeled and cubed.
  • 1 x tbsp. parsley, roughly chopped.
  • 200g x halloumi cheese, grilled.
  • 4 x eggs, fried.
  • 2 x tbsp. mayo whisked with 1 x tsp water.
  • Some fried rashers of bacon
  • Salt and pepper to season.


  • In a bowl, toss together everything, except the bacon, halloumi, eggs and mayo.
  • Lay a reasonable amount of salad onto a plate.
  • Top with the bacon, halloumi, fried egg and finally drizzle over a generous helping of the mayo mixture.

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