Bacon, Egg and Mushroom Salad

June 17, 2014

I am a big fan of mushrooms, if I had my way I would add them to everything. They are so versatile and are great in stews and other casseroles. When NetMums asked me to get involved in their campaign to love mushrooms I knew it would not be too difficult a task. I suspect I may be a mushroom addict.

I was sent a selection of recipes to try and I picked a Bacon, Egg and Mushroom Salad. I have never thought of adding mushrooms to a salad and I was interested to see how well it worked. It turned out to be a good choice. It was a weekend when I made it, it turned into a dramatic weekend. My husband went to the walk in centre for an ear infection. The nurse who saw him sent him straight to the hospital as when he measured the amount of oxygen in his blood it was showing too low. My husband then had to wait around in the hospital for hours while they carried out endless tests. It turned out to be a false alarm fortunately but while I was waiting for updates I was able to prepare the bacon, egg and mushroom salad. When I picked him up we were all starving and the meal was just ideal. We all loved the salad, and the raw mushrooms just completed it perfectly.

Bacon Egg and Mushroom SaladThe cherry tomatoes mixed with the bacon and egg made the salad a bit different than your normal salad, it would be perfect as a brunch on a sunny day. I also found the vinaigrette dressing worked really well and brought out the taste perfectly.  The original recipe had croutons sprinkled over the top which I completely forgot about, I did sprinkle over some black pepper instead which was nice.

Bacon Egg and Mushroom Salad

Bacon, Egg and Mushroom Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 
Servings: 4
Author: Just Add Mushrooms
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 rashers back bacon
  • 1 bag rocket or mixed salad leaves
  • 1 Romaine lettuce
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 4 tbsp croutons
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Boil the eggs for about 8 minutes until they are hard boiled, plunge into cold water and leave to cool.
  2. Cut the fat off the bacon and grill until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper
  3. Shred the Romaine lettuce and mix with the rocket or salad leaves. Arrange on four plates.
  4. Slice the mushrooms and halve the tomatoes and share amongst the plates.
  5. Peel and quarter the eggs and divide between the plates.
  6. Make the dressing by mixing the olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar and whole grain mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Sprinkle the dressing onto the salad then snip the bacon into small pieces and put on top of each plate of salad.
  8. Add croutons and serve
Recipe Notes

The mushrooms can be cooked in a little butter or oil and served hot with the salad if preferred

 
This is a meal I will definitely be making again, but in rather less dramatic circumstances.

 

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15 responses to “Bacon, Egg and Mushroom Salad”

  1. Seychellesmama says:

    This looks beautiful, I have to say I don’t like mushrooms or egg but this still looks yummy haha, my husband would love it!!

  2. MummyTries says:

    Yummy, my kind of salad 🙂 #tastytuesdays

  3. Donna says:

    I like the sound of this, I wonder if it would be as nice if I replaced the bacon with anchovies? (I eat fish but not meat)

  4. sarah hill wheeler (@hill_wheeler) says:

    Love mushrooms, though Boy somewhat less enthusiastic. Great combination and I would never have thought of trying it for a brunch, but bet that works really well! #TastyTuesday.

  5. Galina V says:

    What a dramatic weekend, glad it ended on a better note. Love mushrooms, and your salad looks delicious

  6. Angie says:

    So glad that your husband’s ear infection was not serious, those types of situations are always scary. ear are delicate business!! I also LOVE MUSHROOMS! And this recipe looks so fast and easy. I’m wondering if I can even modify it by making the eggs over-easy!! Looks delish, and has given me a few ideas!

    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, real mom street style & life as a North American mom in Italy.

  7. Honest Mum says:

    Oh no can you delete first comment, just left from other lady’s blog and copied and pasted it by accident! Anyway delicious, tasty and filling salad! Love a raw mushroom too! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  8. Emma says:

    That sounds delicious… Love mushrooms and they are very good for you! 🙂

  9. Tina Holmes says:

    This looks delicious,got to try this one out soon I think. #TastyTuesdays

  10. This is perfect. I have a veritable egg mountain, lettuce in the garden, croutons and bacon in the freezer and tomatoes ripening in the polytunnel. All I need to do now is sow the packet of mushroom spawn I have and dinner will be ready!!

  11. Ben and I both love mushrooms and eat them raw and cooked all the time, sadly neither of our daughters are big fans….yet! We often eat them in salads, they’re so good like this. I love the sound of this salad – a bit like a salad version of a full English!
    #TastyTuesdays

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