Arugula Scramble with Kale Pesto

Arugula, kale pesto and scrambled eggs. A simple breakfast for simple leftovers.

arugula scramble with kale pesto /

Happy weekend!

I though I’d share one last pesto meal. (It’s gone now, I promise pesto week is over. At least for now).

I love a good breakfast, but I don’t like to wake up and spend a lot of time cooking first thing in the morning.Β This is very much a non-recipe, but it’s something simple that I make all the time, in one variation or another.

It’s never to early in the day to fit in some green food, right?

arugula scramble with kale pesto

  • 4 eggs, whisked with a splash of water or milk and a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, for the pan
  • a few handfuls of arugula
  • a few spoonfuls of kale pesto
  • chopped chives
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet. Pour in the whisked eggs and let them begin to set (10 seconds or so). Stir to scramble. After the first stir, toss in handfuls of arugula so that it wilts down slightly with as the eggs cook. Continue to scramble until your eggs are slightly underdone. Serve with spoonfuls of pesto, chives, salt & pepper to taste.


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  1. Google from

    What’s up colleagues, its wonderful article on the topic
    of educationand fully defined, keep it up all the time.

  2. I like a good breakfast as well. And I like simple flavours. I made a scrambled eggs with pesto some time ago and I’ll be happy to make it again with a kale pesto πŸ™‚

  3. You are SOOO good at creating recipes that use staples in my fridge! Seriously. This is one I will make for sure. Hmmm…perhaps even for lunch in just a bit. I do have some great eggs, kale and arugula from the farmer’s market! I don’t have chives, but I’m sure some green onion will do the trick.

    • jeanine

      ha, so glad! (I too usually have green onions around instead of chives, I usually toss those in with the arugula, just fyi, so they’re slightly less raw tasting)

  4. Eileen from

    This scramble sounds perfect–delicious, simple, fast, and bursting with vegetables. The best breakfast!

    • jeanine

      I’m so glad! I’m completely obsessed with pesto πŸ™‚

  5. tina from

    I have been loving all of your recent egg dishes! And your dogs on instagram, they are so cute.

    • jeanine

      I’m totally obsessed with eggs :). And taking photos of the dogs, thanks πŸ™‚

  6. I’m so obsessed with kale lately. I love that you have so many recipes using kale!

    • jeanine

      stay tuned, I have a lot of kale coming up yet πŸ™‚

  7. Juana

    Looks good, Im going to have to try this!

  8. Grace W from

    Wow I am never able to get my eggs that fluffy. I think I may have to sub a few things because living in china doesn’t present me with all the fancy dancy foods that I could buy at Whole foods and trader joe’s πŸ™‚

  9. Wow this is soo beautiful and perfect for Spring. Can I ask why you recommend adding a splash of milk or water to your scrambled eggs? I have done this before, but usually forget but never knew the purpose.

    • jeanine

      thanks Beth! I find that it makes them a little lighter and fluffier. But I’ve read different opinions about it, so might be a matter of personal preference.

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.