Farm-To-Table Salad

Perfect soft boiled eggs catching your eye? They are handy for a quick protein fix when you don’t have poultry or meat available or time to make it.  Start by sourcing farm-fresh eggs and then follow the guide in this recipe.  Usually found at locally owned grocers, Farmer’s market, or by consulting with a farm-to-table restaurant on farms or locations to buy farm-fresh eggs.  The robust flavors of fresh, local lettuce and veggies also make something simple taste like so much more.

Ingredients

  • Makes 4 servings
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  • 8-10 heaping cups butter lettuce (2 heads), lightly torn
  • 4 small vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced paper-thin
  • 1 cup fresh sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 large avocados, diced
  • 6 farm-fresh eggs
  • Balsamic vinegar (high quality)
  • Olive oil (high quality)
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper

 

Preparation

  • Soft boil the eggs:
  • Place the eggs in a small pot and cover the eggs by an inch with water.
  • Heat the pot, uncovered, over high heat until the water and eggs come to a full rolling boil.
  • Remove from heat immediately once boiling, cover and let sit for 6 minutes for soft-boiled eggs. (Runny eggs 4 minutes, hard-boiled eggs 10 minutes).
  • Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Crack each egg tip with a spoon to ensure they peel easier.
  • Place eggs in the ice water for 1 minute to stop the internal heat from cooking the egg more.
  • Remove, peel, and slice and a half.
  • Tear the butter lettuce into a large bowl. Lightly drizzle with olive oil and balsamic and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.
  • If dividing portions, equally divide the lettuce into 4 bowls.
  • Arrange the tomatoes, zucchini and sun-dried tomatoes over the lettuce.
  • Top each bowl one-half diced avocado and 3 egg halves.