Chefs' Recipes

Ruby’s Diner’s breakfast salad

Start your day on a refreshing note with the nourishment of Ruby's Diner breakfast salad with poached eggs, avocado, kale, broccolli and other healthy herbs.
John Paul Urizar

“I’d like to know how to make the delicious breakfast salad from Ruby’s Diner in Waverley, please.”

Monique Bishop, Double Bay, NSW


To request a recipe, email [email protected]or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant’s name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.




1.Cut broccoli into florets and thinly slice on a mandolin. Place in a bowl of iced water to crisp (8-10 minutes), then drain well.
2.Combine kale, lemon juice and olive oil in a large bowl, season to taste and rub kale until it begins to soften (1-2 minutes). Add broccoli, avocado, herbs and spring onion, and toss to combine, then check seasoning and adjust with extra lemon juice and olive oil, and toss again.
3.Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Carefully break an egg into a bowl. Swirl water to create a whirlpool, then slip egg into water. Poach until white is set but yolk is still runny (2-3 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon, drain well and repeat with remaining eggs.
4.Spread a quarter of the goat’s curd or feta in the base of shallow serving bowls and pile salad on top. Top with warm poached eggs, scatter with almonds, drizzle with a little extra olive oil, season to taste and serve.

Related stories