Lyonnaise salad with poached eggs, croutons, bacon and cheese

Lyonnaise Salad

9 Smart Points on Weight Watchers Flex / Freestyle
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine French
Keyword healthier salad, lyonnaise salad, weight watchers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 534kcal


  • 150 g salad I used mix of frisee & red salad
  • 2 bacon rashers
  • 4 eggs medium
  • 1 medium shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 50 g half fat cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1/2 baguette I used Waitrose small baguette
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • ground black pepper
  • sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375oF /190oC. Lay the slices of baguette on a baking tray and brush each side with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook each side for approx 7 - 8 minutes or until they are golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. 
  • Rip up the salad into bite size pieces and place in a large mixing bowl
  • Chop up the cheddar into bite size pieces and set aside.
  • Chop the bacon up into small pieces and place in a small frying pan and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Take the pan from the heat and carefully remove the pieces of bacon from the frying pan and place on a piece of kitchen roll to cool. Keep the rendered bacon fat in the pan for use later.
  • Poach the eggs using an egg poacher or the cling film method as discussed above. 
  • Heat the rendered bacon fat over a medium heat and add the chopped shallots and cook for 30 seconds. Add the red wine vinegar and dijon mustard and mix. Add the bacon pieces, mix gently then remove from heat and pour over the salad leaves and toss gently so that the leaves are coated with the warm dressing. 
  • Divide the salad leaves  between 2 bowls and add the cheese and croutons.  Top with the poached eggs. 
    Lyonnaise salad with poached eggs, croutons, bacon and cheese


Please be aware that the nutritional information for this recipe has been automatically generated and does not account for variations in product brands and types. It should therefore be considered as an estimate. has worked out the Weight Watchers Smart Points based on the individual ingredients used to make this recipe and not from the following  nutritional information. is not responsible for any loss or damage relating to your reliance on the nutritional information. 


Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 347mg | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27.6% | Vitamin C: 22.3% | Calcium: 21.2% | Iron: 22.8%