Bistro turkey bacon salad

This elegant salad will make you feel like you are sitting at a table by a river in France. Use your favourite greens for this salad entree.
Bistro turkey bacon salad with a sunny side egg on top and a bowl of croutons on the side.
4 servings / 35 min

Prep 15 min / Cook 20 min

  • 4 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced (or 2 tbsp/25 mL minced red onion)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) white wine or apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) honey
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tub (5 oz/142 g) mixed salad greens
  • Fresh dill sprigs (optional)

    Herbed garlic croutons:

  • 2 slices whole grain bread, diced
  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dillweed or 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh dill
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated
  • Pinch pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Herbed garlic croutons: In a bowl, spray bread with cooking spray and toss with dill and garlic to coat evenly. Spread onto half of the prepared baking sheet. Lay bacon on remaining half. Bake for about 8 minutes or until golden and crisp. Let cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet heat oil over medium low heat and cook shallot for 5 minutes or until very soft. Remove from heat and whisk in 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the vinegar, honey and pepper; set aside.
  4. In a saucepan filled halfway with water, bring to a simmer; add remaining vinegar. Crack egg into small bowl and lower gently into water. Repeat with 1 more egg. Poach for about 4 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining 2 eggs.
  5. Toss salad greens with shallot dressing and divide among 4 plates. Chop bacon and sprinkle over salads with croutons. Top each salad with a poached egg and sprinkle with fresh dill if using.
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 4)
  • Calories 200
  • Protein 12 g
  • Total fat 12 g
    Saturated fat 3 g
    Trans fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 75 g
  • Carbohydrates 11 g
    Fibre 2 g
    Sugars 3 g
    Added sugars 1 g
  • Sodium 470 mg
  • Potassium 300 mg