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Breakfast salad ideas?

All the in-laws are coming (12 people) for the holiday. I am planning breakfast for Thanksgiving morning. I am going to order in bagels, babka and cinnamon rolls. I cannot in good conscience serve all of that without something healthy on the side. In the past I've served fruit salad or asparagus, looking for something new. I'm also open to ideas about what else to serve for breakfast besides bagels. etc. The goal is to not cook much of anything.

asked by Summer of Eggplant about 2 years ago
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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

You're a generous person. (I hope they don't all have to sleep at your house!) You could make and bake a couple frittatas the day before and they would be fine, refrigerated overnight and then warmed up the next morning.

A helpful thing is that the eggs are filling. And it sits well at room temperature, so you can have some pickings out on the counter for snacks throughout the morning and into the afternoon before hors d'oeuvres start, so that you don't have to plan a lunch as well.

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

Basic frittata, both oven and stove-top methods. There are also plenty of recipes here on Food52. http://www.thesisterscafe...
You can add pretty much anything to a frittata: vegetables, ham, sausage...

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HalfPint

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added about 2 years ago

Too bad tomatoes are no longer in season because a bowl of cut up cucumber and tomatoes (no dressing) would go very well with your spread. Or a salad of baby greens or a crisp romaine with a simple vinaigrette.

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I would do a mixed baby greens salad with a light vinaigrette. Really simple and always welcome with breakfast in our house!

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

Salad: “Yes We Can Have Sweet Potatoes for Dinner Salad” by Nicholas Day

https://food52.com/recipes...

It’s delicious. Sweet potatoes, arugula, feta, walnuts, scallions with a sherry & mustard vinaigrette

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added about 2 years ago

I've made this and it's delicious. I actually thought it was even more delicious without the feta, so that omission might lighten it up a bit and make it more breakfast-friendly. Don't get me wrong - I love feta - I just thought this was better without it.

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

Salad: “Yes We Can Have Sweet Potatoes for Dinner Salad” by Nicholas Day

https://food52.com/recipes...

It’s delicious. Sweet potatoes, arugula, feta, walnuts, scallions with a sherry & mustard vinaigrette

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

p.s. You might want to serve the vinaigrette in a pitcher on the side, so the salad doesn't become soggy.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added about 2 years ago

Quiche is make-ahead and perfect for brunch. Any salad using apples and pears with cheddar or blue cheese and crunchy, glazed nuts is seasonal and delicious. I love an apple cider vinegar vinaigrette to dress the salad.

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Chopped salad of parsley, radish, cucumber, green onion and purple cabbage (finely chopped). Dress lightly, put more dressing on the side for people to add. The colours are gorgeous, so even if nobody eats it it'll still LOOK pretty and make people feel healthy/happy while chowing down on the white-flour carbs. And when nobody eats it it will keep for a week in the fridge (if lightly dressed), giving you something to eat to work off all the carbs you ate. Win-win.

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My friend who runs a B&B has this great breakfast thing she serves. I think it's called, "eggs on the green." It's a spring mix, crumbled bacon, roasted fingerling potatoes and a fried egg on top. I'm not sure what kind of dressing but maybe a bacon vin. would be good? Hope this is helpful.

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creamtea

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added about 2 years ago

This is my own recipe for a refreshing cool-weather salad with breakfasty pink and red grapefruit and pomegranate seeds for color and crunch https://food52.com/recipes... .

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Broiled grapefruit, with a topping of brown sugar. An oldy but a goody,

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Giada has a really nice citrus salad with basil, walnuts and fennel that I often serve for brunch. It's really light and refreshing. A perfect complement to a carb-heavy brunch menu! http://www.foodnetwork...

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Wow. That looks like an amazing salad! Thanks for sharing that!

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I'm not sure if it could stand alone as an additional dish, but I served the Fennel, Blood Orange and Olive salad for Christmas brunch last year. I know fennel is not for everyone (I am the lone fan in my immediate family), but it is such a light and refreshing salad. And easy.

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Nancy

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added about 2 years ago

Play off fall-produce and do something with apples, pears, walnuts, pecans, feta &/or cranberry (if you can bear to see them outside the turkey-day dinner. Depending on the recipe, you can boost breakfast protein by including some deli meat, roast beef, smoked fish, just not chicken.