Mexican Breakfast Salad

Mexican Breakfast Salad

This Mexican Breakfast Salad channels all the deliciousness of a taco salad with a healthy brunch-worthy twist! Change up the greens and veggies based on what you have handy, and get ready to kickstart your day with a tasty, veggie-packed breakfast!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Breakfast Salad
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons



  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 2-4 TBSP diced red onion
  • 2-4 TBSP finely diced  jalapeño pepper
  • 1 TBSP fresh chopped cilantro plus extra to taste
  • a squirt of lime juice (if you have it!)
  • a pinch of salt to season
  • Plus choose all your favorite extras from the list below!



  1. Peel and dice your sweet potato into 1/2-inch cubes. 
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add your oil or butter to the pan. Once hot, sauté sweet potato cubes until golden and tender, stirring every few minutes for even browning, approx. 15 minutes depending on size. Lastly season with chili powder and salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. While the sweet potatoes cook you'll be able to whip up the rest of your breakfast!
  4. Chop your kale into bite sized pieces, then massage with a drizzle of olive oil and a teeny pinch of sea salt. If using spinach/arugula in place of the kale, simply dress with a little oil. Set aside.
  5. For the pico de gallo, simply combine the ingredients above. You may also use your favorite salsa in its place!
  6. Lastly cook eggs via your favorite method. I went with fried eggs but hard boiled, soft boiled, and scrambled are all tasty options!
  7. Toss it all together on a plate and dive in with your choice of topping and extras! I added a side of avocado toast with cilantro and sprinkled a little everything bagel seasoning, green onion, salt and pepper on my eggs. Perfecto!

Recipe Notes

Cook time will vary if hard/soft boiled eggs are desired and depending on how many eggs you'd like fry up. 

Paleo/Whole30/Gluten-Free: skip optional toppings sides that don't apply and you're good to go!