Egg, bacon & bean bowl

Egg, bacon & bean bowl

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
A satisfying salad that's not too high in calories, but meaty enough to be a main meal, for the whole family

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal371
  • fat22g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein19g
  • salt2.04g


  • small ciabatta loaf, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 4 rashers smoked back bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 100g frozen fine green bean
  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the ciabatta and bacon onto a baking tray, sprinkle with the olive oil, then season. Bake for 15 mins, turning halfway through, until the bread is golden and crisp and bacon cooked through. Put the eggs into a pan of cold water, bring to the boil, timing for 6 mins from boiling. Add the beans with 3 mins to go. Drain, then peel and quarter the eggs.

  2. Tear the lettuce into a big bowl, then add the spring onions, beans and ciabatta croûtons. Mix the dressing ingredients together, season, then toss with the salad. Top with the eggs and bacon, then serve.

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14th Sep, 2011
Lovely recipe the whole family enjoyed it including my 2 and 1 year olds! Will definitely make again, may add a bit more bacon though just to keep the hubby happy!
3rd Aug, 2009
ps also used thinly-sliced steamed runner beans instead of green beans.....
3rd Aug, 2009
What a fantastic salad - I didn't have any salad onions so substituted thinly-sliced red onion instead. Gorgeous! We too ate the whole lot between 2......
14th May, 2008
As with the other suggestions, the portions are not really enough for a main meal, but it can easily be bulked out with more salad ingredients.
1st May, 2008
Really great bowl! It is a good size for lunch, but for dinner I recommend two eggs per serving and more beans. Stephen
17th Feb, 2008
best ever, even the kids loved it
16th Feb, 2008
Excellent! Really delicous but we did eat the amount for 4 between 2 of us but it was all so healthy and nutritious I did not feel remotely guilty.
14th Feb, 2008
Great recipe, and not too heavy. The only problem is you want more than one bowl!!
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