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Alice Waters’s Leftover Salad Breakfast Taco

Alice Water's preferred breakfast, and the best thing you can do with leftover salad.

This is Alice’s preferred breakfast, and a smart way to make use of leftover salad that’s too wilted to eat on its own. Toss those marinated greens and some avocado in a warm tortilla and you’re golden.

This is excerpted from Salad For President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists  by Julia Sherman. 


Serves 1
  • 1 corn tortilla
  • + melting cheese
  • 1 1/2 inch slice Hass avocado
  • + sea salt
  • + ground cumin
  • + ground coriander
  • + wedge of lime


  1. Toast the corn tortilla just to get it brown and sprinkle the cheese on top. Put the taco on a tray and put under the broiler or in the toaster oven until the cheese melts.

  2. Add a spoonful of salad and a slice of avocado and sprinkle with sea salt, a pinch of cumin and coriander, and a squeeze of lime, and eat immediately.