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Kale Omelette

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By Carine Claudepierre - - 4 Comments

This Kale Omelette is the most delicious breakfast or light dinner for any day of the week.

Plus, this easy omelette recipe is also gluten-free, keto-approved, and perfect as a Christmas weekend brunch recipe with its vibrant Christmas colors.

Kale Omelette

I am a big fan of omelettes and eggs in general. When I am not making scrambled eggs for breakfast, I go for different kinds of omelettes.

I have fallen in love with kale and its amazing health properties. Kale is actually high in protein, vitamin C, and A, so a great vegetable to add to your breakfast.

So here’s how I am pairing kale and eggs into a simple kale omelette that I hope you try!

Is Kale Healthy?

Yes, absolutely, kale is a very healthy, vitamin-loaded, low-carb vegetable like broccoli.

It contains only 3.6 grams of net carbs per 100 grams.

How To Make Kale Omelette

Like any omelette recipe, this kale omelette is pretty easy to whip in less than 15 minutes in the morning.

The only time-consuming part when you cook with kale is trimming and chopping it.

In fact, kale is tougher than spinach and much more difficult to chop. But below, I will share my tips to save time when cooking kale recipes.


First, let’s see all the ingredients you need to make this lovely kale omelette recipe.

  • Large Eggs
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter – the combination of butter and olive oil makes the omelette flavor so delicious. But, if you want to make a dairy-free omelette, skip the butter and add more olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Kale – you can use large leaves or baby kale. It’s up to you. Keep in mind that large kale bunches are slightly tougher than baby varieties because the leaves are thicker.
  • Grated Parmesan – or any hard grated cheese flavor you love. Even though I really think kale pairs well with parmesan, some people prefer feta cheese.
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili Flakes – for an ultra spicy touch.

Trimming The Kale

First, wash the kale leaves under cold water, shake to remove excess water, and pat dry roughly with a clean kitchen towel.

Then, use your hands to pull the leaves around the kale stem – don’t use a knife for this. It takes more time, and it’s so much easier to shred by hand!

Discard the hard stem in the center and set aside the kale leaves.

Finally, using a sharp knife, chop the kale leaves finely. I like to squeeze the leave into a sort of ball shape and then chop them. It makes it easier than placing the leaves flat on the chopping board.

How to make Kale Omelette

Cooking Kale

First, in a skillet over medium heat, warm butter, and stir fry the chopped kale until it’s slightly wilted – it takes about 2 minutes.

Season with salt and crushed garlic, stir to combine, then when cooked through, set aside on a plate.

Tip: Clean The Pan

Rub a piece of absorbent paper in the pan to remove kale pieces.

Cooking Eggs

Now add the olive oil to the same non-stick skillet and warm under medium heat.

Meanwhile, crack the eggs in a bowl with salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Beat the eggs with a hand whisk to combine the egg mixture evenly.

When the oil is hot, add the whisked eggs to the pan, tilt the pan to spread the eggs, and cook them for a few minutes until the sides of the omelette are set and start to dry out.

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Flipping The Omelet

Then, lift one of the sides with a spatula and let the uncooked eggs from the middle run under the cooked eggs.

Once the middle of the omelette starts to dry, sprinkle some parmesan on one half of the omelette and top with cooked kale pieces.

Fold the omelette in half and reduce to low heat, cooking until the cheese is melted.

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Serve the kale omelette with some of the toppings below:

  • A drizzle of hot sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Freshly chopped hears like parsley or basil
  • A pinch of paprika
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There’s an infinity of options to make this omelette even better.

For example, you can make a kale mushroom omelette by adding 1/2 cup of sliced button mushrooms to the recipe.

Or add 1/3 cup of chopped red bell peppers.

Make sure you fry them while you stir fry the kale.

Other options consist of adding:

  • A tablespoon of heavy cream to the whisked eggs.
  • A different cheese like cheddar, Emmental, or Provolone.

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Kale Omelette

Kale Omelette

7.9gNet Carbs
This Kale Omelette is the most delicious breakfast or light dinner for any day of the week. Plus, this easy omelette recipe is also gluten-free, keto-approved, and perfect as a Christmas weekend brunch recipe with its vibrant Christmas colors.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 omelette
Serving Size: 1 omelette

Nutrition Snapshot

Net Carbs 7.9g
Fat 29.1g
Protein 19.6g
Calories 366.1kcal
5 from 228 votes
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  • Crack and beat eggs in a small bowl. Season with salt, pepper and set aside in the fridge while cooking the kale.
  • Wash, trim and finely chop kale leaves into small pieces – watch my picture above for visual help.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. When hot, add chopped kale, crushed garlic a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Stir fry for about 1-2 minutes, until the kale has wilted slightly. Take off the skillet and set it aside on a plate.
  • Rub a piece of absorbent paper in the skillet to give it a quick clean.
  • Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon of butter melt, warm, and spread it evenly into the pan, tilting the pan in a rotating motion.
  • Reduce to medium-low heat, add beaten eggs and tilt the pan again to spread the egg mixture all over the pan.
  • When the sides of the omelette are set and start to dry out, lift them with a spatula to let the uncooked eggs from the middle run under and cook.
  • Once the middle of the omelette starts to set, sprinkle the grated parmesan and cooked kale.
  • Fold the omelette in half, reduce to low heat and keep cooking until cheese is melted.
  • Gently slide on a plate and adjust seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or a pinch of chili flakes to taste.
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Serving Size: 1 omelette
Yield: 1 omelette
Serving: 1omeletteCalories: 366.1kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 8g (3%)Fiber: 0.1gNet Carbs: 7.9gProtein: 19.6g (39%)Fat: 29.1g (45%)Saturated Fat: 11.2g (70%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12.5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 402.3mg (134%)Sodium: 975.4mg (42%)Potassium: 496mg (14%)Sugar: 0.5g (1%)Vitamin A: 7599.6IU (152%)Vitamin B12: 1.1µg (18%)Vitamin C: 81.3mg (99%)Vitamin D: 2.2µg (15%)Calcium: 276mg (28%)Iron: 2.9mg (16%)Magnesium: 48.4mg (12%)Zinc: 2.1mg (14%)
Keto Kale Omelette
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

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    4 Thoughts On Kale Omelette
  1. How much does the kale weigh in grams? I read 67g for a cup but it was far too much for this recipe. Another site says 21g?

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe and it was delicious.I have made lots of omelettes but this was the best.I will have that one as a weekly.


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