Breakfast Kale

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This dish is best served under a dippy fried egg. And like I mentioned above, I like it salty! So you may want to start with 1/16 tsp sea salt and work up to 1/8 tsp, if you’re up for it. I give you four oil options below. I use each depending upon my mood because the flavor of the oil definitely changes the flavor of the dish. I suggest rotating through them till you find your favorite.

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, butter, ghee or coconut oil
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups roughly chopped kale
1/16 – 1/8 tsp sea salt
1/16 – 1/8 tsp fresh cracked pepper

In a large saute pan over medium heat, warm oil and red pepper flakes until oil is glistening. Add kale, sea salt and pepper. Turn with tongs until all of the kale turns bright green and shiny. If any dull pieces remain, keep turning. It will take approx 3 minutes. Serve under a dippy egg and enjoy!


  • Be careful with ghee consumption – it’s almost totally saturated fat.

    September 26, 2011
    • Molly Chester

      Hi Pallab,
      Thank you for sharing your perspective; however, I am actually a big supporter of healthy, unrefined saturated fats that come from animals who graze on grass.
      Warmly – Molly

      September 26, 2011
  • Alicia

    This looks fantastic! I could probably eat this every morning.

    September 26, 2011
  • rpl

    My 7 year old LOVES kale for breakfast. I think I’ll do this with a pastured pork sausage and a scrambled egg for her tomorrow- with HVBO instead of ghee. Thanks!

    February 15, 2012
    • Molly Chester

      I’ve never cooked with High Vitamin Butter Oil – you do? How does that work for you? Just curious!

      March 25, 2012
  • Will Lambert

    I just had this for breakfast and it’s grand! Thanks for such a simple, tasty recipe!

    March 5, 2013
  • Delicious! I made this for breakfast this morning but I used coconut oil. I’m on my 10th day of the Whole 30 and I’ve been struggling with breakfast ideas. This is great, easy delicious and will be part of the rotation for sure now!

    March 14, 2014
  • Pea Green

    Mmmmm. Kale. I am definitely making this! My two dogs go nuts for kale chips so it will involve espionage to keep this breakfast to myself. ^_^

    October 15, 2015

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