Olive Oil Fried Eggs with a Fresh Herb and Tomato Salad {paleo + vegetarian}

These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you’re the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.

These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you're the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.
 
Fried eggs + salad = pretty much every weekend breakfast for me ever.

Okay maybe not every one ever… (case in point – I do sometimes go for pancakes, too). But it is my go-to, tried and true breakfast for whenever I have more time than to make a smoothie or grab a couple of hard boiled eggs.

So every Friday when I stock up my refrigerator for the weekend I alllllways make sure I have eggs and salad ingredients. It’s seriously the easiest most versatile breakfast that I am never not in the mood for. It’s healthy, quick, and very delicious (<– the most important things).

And while I don’t usually like to tell people what to do, I definitely think you guys should give the formula a try this weekend 😉 The beauty of it is in the delicious simplicity. Salad of your favorite seasonal ingredients + fried eggs is an equation that never tastes bad.

In this recipe I’ve used some mixed herbs, micro greens, green onions and tomatoes for the salad, but you could literally use ANY fresh produce that looks salad worthy. You could even roast some veggies and throw them in, too. Sweet potatoes, baby potatoes, carrots and onion wedges are all awesome roasted veggie additions. Add a healthy drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of flaky sea salt, a bit of vinegar and a couple of crispy-edged fried eggs and you are going to be in literal breakfast HEAVEN.

These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you're the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.
 
Especially true when those crispy eggs are fried in OLIVE OIL. Have you tried it, guys? I think it’s going to be your new favorite way to cook eggs. With the help of a nice hot pan and a generous glug of olive oil the bottom of the egg gets a beautiful golden crust and the edges get all lacy and crispy <– YUM.

Plus the flavor of the olive oil just adds that little extra something special that will make you say HECK YES with every single bite.

These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you're the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.
 
These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you're the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.
 
But honestly not just any olive oil will do.

I’ve recently been playing around with the award winning oil’s and vinegars from Saffi Foods, and I have to say that I’m pretty much in love. Their products are made with only the purest + highest quality sourced ingredients (hello non-gmo + organic!) which makes them taste AMAZING, and they are a company that works super hard at implementing retail strategies that are environmentally friendly and reduce waste (which I can always get behind). If you’re lucky enough to live near where they are based, which is Chicago area and much of the midwest, you will probably find their olive oil, avocado oil, and various vinegars in the bulk section of your local food co-op and in some grocery stores.

Now that, is goals.

I’m just crossing my fingers that they find their way out to Seattle, too 😉

These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you're the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.
 
And now, I’m going to let you in on a little secret… I have a giveaway coming up soon featuring some of their products!

If you follow my stories on instagram you’ve probably seen the teaser. (Hint: it’s for a refreshing summer drink that is naturally sweetened and made with juicy in season strawberries and mint!) The winner will receive the olive oil and vinegar used in this recipe, PLUS the vinegar used in the upcoming drink recipe ANNNND one super secret brand new item that has just barely hit the shelves! Talk about getting hooked up 💯 You do not want to miss this one, so keep your eyes peeled!

But in the meantime, it’s Friday! So go ahead and stock your weekend fridge with the ingredients for this killer breakfast, and cook yourself up some olive oil fried eggs over the weekend.

It’s the kind of just-what-you-were-craving thing that’s gonna make you fall hard. In the best way.

Hellloooo food crush 😍

These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you're the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.
 
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by friends at Saffi Foods. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep this site up and running!

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These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you're the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.

Olive Oil Fried Eggs with a Fresh Herb and Tomato Salad {paleo + vegetarian}


  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

These olive oil fried eggs with a fresh herb and tomato salad are made with only a few ingredients and are legit a delightful dream of a real food breakfast! Or lunch, or dinner, if you’re the kind of person who could eat fried eggs for every meal #totallyme.


Ingredients

  • about 2 cups mixed herbs & micro greens 
  • 1 or 2 green onions, thinly sliced 
  • about 1 cup sliced tomatoes
  • 2-4 eggs (enough for 2 people)
  • 1 healthy tablespoon of olive oil per fried egg(s) 
  • olive oil for salad
  • sherry vinegar for salad
  • flaky sea salt 
  • black pepper 

Instructions

  1. Divide herbs, greens, green onions and tomatoes between two plates. Season with a generous pinch of flaky sea salt, and a grind of two of black pepper. Drizzle with just a little bit of sherry vinegar (probably the equivalent of 1/2 teaspoon per salad), and a healthy drizzle of olive oil (maybe about 1 teaspoon of olive oil per salad). Set plates aside while you cook eggs. 
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over just barely above medium heat. You want the pan hot enough to give the egg that golden crust, but not so hot that the olive oil surpasses it’s smoke point, which is about 375 degrees F. Give the eggs plenty of room to crisp up, so don’t crowd the pan. If using a small skillet, cook them one at a time, adding a little more olive oil for each egg if needed. If you have a large skillet, you should be able to cook 2 eggs at once. 
  3. When oil is hot, crack the egg(s) into the pan and take a step back! It will sputter and splatter a bit.
  4. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes, until edges are crispy and white is set but yolk is still runny, or until desired doneness.
  5. Towards the end of cooking time, check under lid every 20 seconds or so to make sure eggs don’t over cook.
  6. Season eggs with a generous sprinkle of flaky sea salt and a few grind of black pepper and plate with the salad. 
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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