Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Catherine Crowell Steele 
Active Time
12 Mins
Total Time
12 Mins
Serves 2 (serving size: 1 bowl)

Here, the yolk of the fried egg serves as a dressing (without you having to do anything extra) to coat nutrient-dense quinoa. Pancetta adds a snap of savory satisfaction to earthy kale, while all-season cherry tomatoes, meaning you can make it whenever, lend a fresh pop of bright flavor. Sub steel-cut oats, bulgur, or leftover brown rice for quinoa. The hot sauce gives this simple dish a kick in the pants.


How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add pancetta to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add kale; cook 2 minutes or until kale wilts. Stir in tomatoes, vinegar, and salt; remove from heat.

Step 2

Divide quinoa evenly between 2 bowls; top evenly with kale mixture. Arrange avocado slices next to kale mixture. Wipe pan dry with a paper towel; return to medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Crack eggs, 1 at a time, into pan; cook 2 minutes. Cover and cook 1 minute or until whites are set. Top each bowl with 1 egg. Sprinkle evenly with pepper and hot sauce, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Simple and Delicious

September 18, 2017
Easy to make and delicious. Leftovers kept well, I have a microwave egg poacher that I used to make another fresh egg to top the dish again and I had an enjoyable lunch at work the next day.

refreshing and satisfying

August 25, 2016
This recipe had so many of my favorite ingredients I had to try it.  It was a welcome change of pace to dinner.  I sauteed some thinly sliced red onion along with the pancetta.  Surprisingly, the red wine vinegar, salt and pepper were just enough seasoning to add brightness to the dish.  I let my egg go a little too long and it wasn't runny as I would have liked.  The flavor was still there but I'm sure it would have been much better with a runny yolk.  Can't wait to make it again!

Everyone Licked their plates

October 11, 2016
Delicious and healthy!  Had to make some modifications due to different ingredients down here but everyone loved it.  Bacon for pancetta, Chaya instead of Kale, RIce wine vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.

Healthy food doesn't equal plain and boring

November 21, 2016
Wow, this was really good.  I used guacamole instead of plain avocado and it really went well with this dish.  The hot sauce really brought all the flavors together and was the icing on the cake.  Very good, not just for breakfast either!