Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Crispy Quinoa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 serving of eggs and kale, plus 6 cups of quinoa
"I rely on superfoods like quinoa and kale to start every day with a boost of sustainable energy," says Michael.



  1. Set a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and heat to shimmering. Add the ginger and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the quinoa and shake the skillet to spread it out into an even layer. Cook, without stirring, until the bottom gets crispy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Flip the quinoa and continue cooking until the other side gets crispy, about 3 minutes. Add the kale, season with a pinch of salt and a twist of pepper, stir to combine and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and coconut water to thoroughly blend. Wipe out the skillet, set it over medium-high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, then immediately add the eggs and begin stirring. Season the eggs with a pinch of salt and a twist of pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until small, soft curds form, about 2 minutes.
  4. Serve the scrambled eggs on top of the crispy quinoa.
  5. Make the quinoa: In a medium saucepan, combine 3 1/4 cups water, 2 cups quinoa (rinsed) and a good pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Stir the quinoa, cover, reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the quinoa pops open (releasing the circular white germ of the seed) and all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Spread the quinoa out on a sheet pan and let cool before transferring it to an airtight container. Cooked quinoa will last up to 5 days in the fridge.