Ingredients

  • 100g mixed leaf lettuce
  • Large handful of basil leaves
  • 500g cocktail tomatoes, in quarters
  • 250g strawberries, halved
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 buffalo mozzarella

Dressing ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate syrup

Eating salads for breakfast is a wonderful thing to try. Rather than eating another typical breakfast meal, salads add a dose of colour and vitality to your morning, ensuring you start your day off with the right move. But not only this, a morning salad is the perfect way to squeeze extra veggies into your diet, helping you to reach your five-a-day. 

This salad combines equal measures of colourful nutrients with satisfying fats and protein to keep you feeling full until your next meal. A fresh mix of lettuce leaves and basil create the base for the salad, the cocktail tomatoes and strawberries add in bursts of sweetness and Mozzarella and a nice ripe avocado brings energy and texture to the dish. It's a combination that will make your tastebuds sing.  

Of course, you can eat this meal at any time of day. But why not give it a try for a weekend breakfast meal that gives back. When I have extra time in my morning, I like to serve this salad with a glass of freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice for a feel-good kick. 

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Preparation

  • Mix the lettuces leaves gently with the basil and top with the tomatoes and strawberries.
  • Tear the mozzarella into small pieces. Arrange the mozzarella and avocado nicely over the salad.
  • Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Drizzle generously with olive oil and pomegranate syrup. 

Tips from the author

In this recipe you can substitute pomegranate syrup for fresh pomegranate if it's in season. Their juiciness and tart flavour add an extra dimension to a variety of salads. 

If you like the idea of breakfast salads, check out our complete range of breakfast content here. 

Some of my current favourites include a melon salad with figs and prosciutto and a beetroot and apple salad with lentils, rice and walnuts. 

 

 

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