Breakfast salad with poached egg and kale pesto

Get your 5+ a day in your first meal with this delightfully colourful breakfast salad! Served with poached eggs and our tasty kale pesto, this truly is a breakfast of champions.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • Serves 2
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  • 3/4 cup firmly packed baby leaves (see tip)
  • 100 g Brussels sprouts, thinly shaved
  • 1 cup sprout mix
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tbsp toasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 medium avocado, thinly sliced
Kale pesto
  • 1/3 cup dry-roasted almonds
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 2 cups baby kale, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan


  • 1
    To make the Kale pesto, pulse nuts and garlic in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add kale, oil and vinegar, pulsing to a fine paste. Add parmesan, season with sea salt and cracked pepper, then pulse until just combined. (Makes 1¼ cups.)
  • 2
    Place baby leaves, Brussels sprouts, sprout mix, carrot and seeds in a medium bowl, tossing to combine. Whisk cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of the oil and honey in a small bowl. Season to taste. Add dressing to salad, tossing to combine.
  • 3
    To poach eggs, half-fill a large, deep frying pan with water, add white vinegar, then bring to a gentle simmer. Break 1 egg into a cup. Using a wooden spoon, make a whirlpool in the water, then slide egg into whirlpool. Repeat with 3 more eggs. Cook eggs for 3 minutes or until whites are set and the yolks are runny. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • 4
    Divide salad between serving bowls, then top with eggs and avocado. Spoon pesto on eggs and drizzle with the remaining oil.


We used a baby leaf micro herb mix of sorrel, parsley, coriander and radish.