Breakfast salads are the best way to start the day! Create a healthy warm Paleo morning meal with lightly cooked broccoli cole slaw, onion, and butternut squash topped with seasonal fruit and a protein rich fried egg! A nourishing breakfast salad worth waking up for! Easy, Whole 30 friendly, delicious!
A warm breakfast salad? Yes, those exist. And, well, goodness. What’d ya know…. Another superfood salad. Except this one is for celebrating! Yet again, I celebrate good things with paleo deliciousness (I’ll explain more in a minute). This paleo breakfast a fun twist and anew favorite breakfast in our house. A lightly warmed and buttery broccoli cole slaw salad combined with squash, berries, roasted pumpkin seeds, avocado, and a fried egg. It’s a warm salad even a man will eat! Haha.
About that celebration. I guess there’s two things really. One, I accidentally made all paleo summery foods to share this week. Yes, I’m totally counting this Paleo warm breakfast salad as a part summer style salad with a part Fall “squash” flare. So we’re going with. We’re going to celebrate the last bit of summery food while we transition into September, the official “FALL” month. Capeesh?
This means there with be more no bake “coconutty” (totally made up that word) snacks and soft serve refreshing treats. Will join me? I am sensing a head nod YES!
The second celebration comes in the form of vegetables, especially broccoli cole slaw. Confused? Well, it’s Mann’s Fresh Broccoli Cole Slaw 25th Anniversary! How cool is that? 25 years of fueling us with healthy a veggie packed salad slaw! Not to mention many more years of veggie blends and veggie products made EASY! Can you tell I like the word veggie? Haha! That makes my inner nutrition nerd rejoice. Picture me, in glasses, tossing up a bunch of broccoli cole slaw confetti! Of course this confetti would then fall perfectly on to a plate so you could make a breakfast salad.
But in all seriousness, that is a long time to be supplying us with so much REAL FOOD! Let alone supplying work for farmers, families, growers, and more. There’s something to be said about a company who’s vision is to support local while also focusing on sustainability and the future of this industry. Mann’s is also now a third generation, majority women-owned company. LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
That being said, I’m ready to fill up my party plate with some veggie confetti! Aka… BROCCOLI SLAW!
I picked Mann’s broccoli cole slaw to celebrate because ….
- It’s just so colorful! Oh man, purple and green are my favorite colors. It also means it’s more nutrient dense. A NOURISHING Breakfast Salad to give you energy!!
- It’s EASY. Meaning, hand picked veggies made easy. Pre shredded and great to toss in cold or hot dishes/bowls. Ahem…. like my tangy broccoli slaw salad. End of summer bliss!
- It’s the perfect combination of sweet and slightly bitter vegetables. Ya’ll, those are KEY when it comes to cooking. It makes the dish more adaptable. The carrots, cabbage, and broccoli are a match made in veggie dish heaven.
Now combine all those reasons with buttery healthy fats (like egg and avocado) and tart sweet berries.
Yep –> a celebration of flavors and nutrition packed all into a KILLER Paleo Breakfast Salad.
Alright… Grab your broccoli cole slaw “confetti” and let’s make this dish Ya’ll!
Paleo Warm Breakfast Salad
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
Paleo Warm Breakfast Salad
- 1 ⅓ cup chopped peeled butternut squash
- ⅓ c shopped red onion or shallot
- 1 ½ tbsp olive oil or butter (divided)
- 12 ounces broccoli cole slaw salad mix
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp water
- ¼ tsp minced garlic or one garlic clove minced
- ¼ tsp or more sea salt and black pepper each (to taste)
- ⅓ cup blueberries
- 4 eggs
- red pepper flakes and cilantro to garnish
- 1 avocado (sliced)
- roasted pumpkin seeds (optional)
- First peel and chop your veggies. Slice your avocado if you don’t want to wait till the end.
- Place chopped squash in steamer on in microwave safe dish with 1 tablespoon water. Steam for 2 -2.5 minutes or more. Depends on microwave power. Cook until tender but not mushy. Alternatively, roast squash on baking sheet at 425F for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove, drain water, set aside.
- In a small skillet, place 1 tablespoon butter or oil.
- Heat on medium high and add your onions.
- Fry for 2 minutes or until onions start to brown a bit.
- Next add in your slaw, garlic, salt/pepper, 1 tablespoon water, and balsamic vinegar.
- Mix all together in skillet.
- Cover and let cook on medium for about 2-3 minutes.
- Slaw will be slightly tender but not fully cooked.
- Remove and place in bowl.
- Add your squash and ⅓ cup berries to the bowl and toss.
- Next fry your eggs in the same skillet.
- Add another ½ tablespoon of butter or oil on medium high heat.
- Fry until crispy on outside and yolk is orange and set. 3- 4 minutes or less depending on how you like your yolk.
- Scoop slaw onto 3-4 plates or bowls.
- Place fried egg on top of each.
- Garnish with red pepper, 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, cilantro, and any extra salt/pepper.
- Add sliced avocado on the side.
optional – Not paleo but feel free to add in feta or goat cheese crumbles.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
Nutrition Per Plate:
Have ever seen such a fun warm salad? Keeping nodding and agree this one is it! YUP!
My dad even liked this salad. And he does not eat salads. Life GOAL COMPLETE! Haha! I guess it’s all about the veggie and protein packed combo’s ya’ll! Pack it in, butter it up. Serve it up!
Now that’s how we do Meatless Monday!
*This Paleo Warm Breakfast Salad recipe is sponsored by my friends over at Mann’s Veggies Made Easy ! Thank you for allowing me to share their VEGGIES made EASY and celebrate 25 years of Broccoli Cole Slaw with this company.
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If you could make your own warm Breakfast salad, paleo or vegan or whatever, what would veggies would you include? The choices are endless!
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oh wow was that good!!! Just made it this morning. I had all the ingredients I needed. I had shredded butternut squash that I needed to use up and hard boiled eggs so this worked perfectly. Never thought of having a salad for breakfast, but I am a fan now!
Oh yay! So glad you enjoyed it Yeli!
Words can not express how delicious this tasted! I was so excited to make it (for dinner) and it did not disappoint. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe! Definitely a keeper & going into rotation with our other favorites. PS, I know this says it serves 4 but my husband and I polished it off with no problems. Oink oink! 🙂
So glad!! and yes, those 4 servings are smaller “side” dishes for sure., so eat the whole thing. LOL!
I saw this and said Salad for breakfast sounds great but top it with an egg and genius. Love this idea 🙂
Yes! it’s quite EGGCELLENT! hehe
The post is so great! Thanks for sharing:)
thanks for stopping by!
This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it this week. Blueberries and butternut squash – sounds like a win to me!
Yes! Totally a win
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Genius!!! What a great idea. I love broccoli slaw for some added veggies in the fridge and this looks amazing. Gorgeous photos too.
thanks friend! Broccoli slaw is pretty, i have to give it credit! haha
I love starting my day off with tons of vegetables. Spinach smoothies, fig salads, tofu kale scrambles, sweet potatoes plates, pile ’em on!
What a beautiful melange of ingredients! I love the idea of a warm salad for breakfast as I really do crave warm food in the morning but need to make more savories.
This has all things I love in it. Yum!
you’d love this Paige!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
Breakfast salad??? Mind blown! Looking at all of the amazing goodness going on here, I can’t think of a better way to start the day!
thanks friend! it is definitely a favorite
Marilyn @ Supper Thyme Stories
In a breakfast rut right now and this looks PERRRFFECCTT!
yay! let me know whatcha think
This is totally different from the normal broccoli slaw, and I love it! I need to try this the next time we get broccoli slaw. And I love hearing about food companies/businesses that have lasted for so long with such wonderful values!
let me know if you do!
One of my close girlfriends introduced me to broccoli slaw salad, and I love how crunchy it is!!
Veggies are always a good start to the day. I usually add greens to my smoothie, but I should really think about doing a salad sometime. Why not?! I love savory breakfast!
It only took one time and I was hooked on broccoli slaw. It’s a great sub for a lot of recipes. Oh. And I love salad for breakfast. Especially it egg is in the recipe.
totally agree! such a great staple!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
I LOVE a breakfast salad. Everyone else in my house thinks I’m nuts. Whatever. More for me! And you, when you move in. 😉
yes, on my way! Make my room ready, mm k?
What a great way to start my day! This warm breakfast salad looks so delicious!
totally thought of you. EGGS! <3 and squash.
Silvia @ Garden in the Kitchen
What a tasty and colorful salad, Lindsay ! I’ve gotten so used to eating veggies with my breakfast, I just can’t imagine eating breakfast without it. Will have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!
so glad! let me know if you try it!
Kristy from Southern In Law
A cafe near us makes this delicious breakfast salad that we’ve recreated a few times, however, this looks SO MUCH BETTER!
I can never do savoury breakfasts but this would make the perfect lunch or dinner too! 😉 xo
I absolutely adore broccoli slaw! I love that it packs a huge nutrition punch but tastes amazing! This breakfast salad idea is genius! I love salads any time of the day!
Jody - Fit at 58
That is beautiful Lindsay!!!!!!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Warm breakfast salad is awesome. Love the slaw combo. Great idea.
Beverley @ Born to Sweat
ooo. never have i had a warm breakfast salad, but i am willing to try now!! i love broccoli slaw as well, so this is a double thumbs up.
Considering salad is basically my all-time favorite type of meal, I am DIGGING the concept of salad for bk. And shredded broccoli cole slaw sounds like the ultimate way to start the day with lots of vitamins and nutrients. Bring on those runny eggs, avocado, and greens!
love it when someone breaks the mold of what has to be breakfast!! especially once I couldn’t eat eggs i had to redefine breakfast!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
I so so adore those pre-packaged broccoli cole slaw salads and often enjoy a warm bean salad with them – but, Lindsay – enjoying them for breakfast with squash, blueberries, and an egg – why girl, that’s plain genius! I celebrate YOU, my friend, for coming up with this concoction!
This looks delicious! I love the idea of “warm salad”…I love putting a freshly hardboiled egg on my salad when it is still warm. While I’ve never thought of adding a fried egg, the combo of the yolk plus the avocado on a salad just sounds amazing!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Looks like you made me my favorite breakfast! Breakfast salads are my favorite. I have to break out pumpkin seeds i think!
Oh my does this look good! Cannot wait to give it a try!
Christina @ The Blissful Balance
I cannot get over these photos. Love the colors, you’re making me drool!!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
I was really into breakfast salads last year. I need to try this version! You had me at cole slaw and pumpkin seeds.
Susie @ Suzlyfe
Totally down. I’ not so sure coffee goes with this, though. I think I would need something fruity!