Pine Nut & Kale Pesto Green Eggs {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Like most children growing up, I read the Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham more than a dozen times.  Every time I read it, I cringed at the thought of eating said green eggs and ham just like the character that Sam-I-Am pestered the entire book.  

All I could remember thinking was NO I would NOT like green eggs and ham either! They sound ROTTEN. 

Fast forward to my adult years and also like the character in Green Eggs and Ham, I decided that I do so like green eggs and ham, Sam-I-Am….except a little less green and maybe without the ham. 

Of course I don’t want my eggs to be actually green (or at least scrambled with dye) so I ventured to whip up a way that I could enjoy my “green eggs” the healthy way and decided upon pesto. 
Craving Green Eggs? Try this dairy free and gluten free Kale & Pine Nut Pesto Eggs! Festive and healthy- dye free and easy to make!

It might seem like a strange combination at first but eggs and pesto really do taste rather well together.  In fact, it might even taste amazing with ham (or better yet, bacon too) but to keep it simple (and meatless), I chose to skip the pig and serve it straight up egg and pesto-style, which really offers all the flavors it needs. 

Craving Green Eggs? Try this dairy free and gluten free Kale & Pine Nut Pesto Eggs! Festive and healthy- dye free and easy to make!

Craving Green Eggs? Try this dairy free and gluten free Kale & Pine Nut Pesto Eggs! Festive and healthy- dye free and easy to make!

The eggs themselves are just simply made sunny side up and the pesto consists of just kale, parsley, pine nuts, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. 

If you prefer the extra tang of parmesan, you can add some in (or find a dairy free version) but I think this tastes like the bomb-diggity just the way it is. 

Craving Green Eggs? Try this dairy free and gluten free Kale & Pine Nut Pesto Eggs! Festive and healthy- dye free and easy to make!

Kale & Pine Nut Pesto “Green Eggs” {Dairy & Gluten Free}


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  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup chopped kale (stems removed)
  • 1/2 cup curly parsley leaves 
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • Pinch of sea salt 
  • 2 farm fresh eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, kale, parsley, and salt in a food processor and pulse until smooth. 
  2. Add in pine nuts and pulse again until smooth and combined. 
  3. Prepare eggs sunny side up or however you’d like. 
  4. Spoon on top of eggs and serve alongside ham, bacon, sausage or vegetarian side of choice.


Have a meatless recipe to share? Be sure to linkup with myself and my newest co-hostess, Dixya from Food, Pleasure & Health for Meatless Monday! 

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This post is also linked up with Confessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands for Meatless Monday.


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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angela @ happy fit mama
Reply March 6, 2017

You had me at pesto! There's nothing that doesn't go great with pesto. Well, maybe there are some things but for sure, with eggs!

Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply March 6, 2017

we had a delicious rapini pesto a few weekends ago--pesto with bitter greens is so good!

Reply March 6, 2017

This looks so pretty and springlike!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply March 6, 2017

A fun take on green eggs love it very creative
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply March 6, 2017

I love pesto too... and green eggs! Or at least green eggs that way. What a fun idea and thanks for hosting.

Mary Ellen | VNutrition
Reply March 6, 2017

Pesto is so tasty! Love that you make yours dairy free! Have a great week Annmarie!
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Linz @ Itz Linz
Reply March 6, 2017

i literally eat eggs everyday - this is a fun way to switch them up!
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AZ@...And a Dash of Cinnamon
Reply March 6, 2017

I LOVE pesto. This sounds yummy and I'm a fan of your version over the Dr. Seuss one lol
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Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply March 6, 2017

Yey Dixya! These eggs look so good! I'm not sure why my posts won't go through on the link up lately.

    Reply March 6, 2017

    So strange. I had issues with Inlinkz for a while where it did this to me and I couldn't even link back to my own linkup :( I did just change it so that you have to link back to, sometimes having or not having the www in there makes a difference!
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Reply March 6, 2017

This looks simply delicious! Happy Meatless Monday!

dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply March 6, 2017

I love sunny side up and sounds like a perfect match with pesto! i have some basil paste left maybe i will do a pesto with spinach. thank you for this inspiration :)

Reply March 6, 2017

Pesto with eggs, great combo

Reply March 6, 2017

I love this idea so much- I have made it before but never served it over eggs- genius- I would eat this all week!

Anne Kepner
Reply March 9, 2017

Oh god! This looks so fantastic. I just want to eat now. But actually, I can not eat raw food. Is it ok if I fry eggs a bit before eating? Thank you so much.
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