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Cabbage, Halloumi & Pesto Breakfast Hash

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Cabbage hash is my current favorite go-to keto breakfast dish. It's basically stir-fried cabbage with a sauce or flavourings mixed in, any other add-ins, and then topped with a fried egg.

I’ve played around with other flavourings, such as chilli sauce, herbs and spices, or stirring through a can of tuna or salmon. The combo below is my current favourite — flavoured with pesto (I used jarred, but you could make your own) and chunks of salty fried halloumi. Yum!

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Serving size hash with 1 egg

Allergy information for Cabbage, Halloumi & Pesto Breakfast Hash

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, hash with 1 egg)

Net carbs7.2 grams
Protein25 grams
Fat61 grams
Calories682 kcal
Calories from carbs 4%, protein 15%, fat 81%
Total carbs12.4 gramsFiber5.2 gramsSugars3.9 gramsSaturated fat18.8 gramsSodium1,238 mg(54% RDA)Magnesium97 mg(24% RDA)Potassium528 mg(26% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin avocado oil, ghee or olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 large head savoy or green cabbage, hard stem removed (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 150 g halloumi (5.3 oz)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp pesto (45 g/ 1.6 oz) - you can make your own pesto
  • cracked pepper to serve


  1. Prepare the cabbage firstly by removing outer leaves and cutting out any thick inner pieces (especially if using Savoy cabbage). Slice the cabbage into ribbons.
    Cabbage, Halloumi & Pesto Breakfast Hash
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large fry pan and add the cabbage. Cook over low-to-medium heat, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is soft, 4-5 minutes. Note green cabbage will take a few minutes longer to cook than Savoy. Optionally you can add a dash of water to cook the cabbage.
    Cabbage, Halloumi & Pesto Breakfast Hash
  3. Meanwhile, cut the halloumi into 1 1/2 cm (1/2 inch) cubes. In another pan add another tbsp of oil and add the halloumi. Cook over medium heat a minute or so until browned on each side.
    Cabbage, Halloumi & Pesto Breakfast Hash
  4. Add the cooked halloumi, along with the pesto, to the cabbage and stir through. Reduce heat to the lowest setting.
    Cabbage, Halloumi & Pesto Breakfast Hash
  5. In the pan you cooked the halloumi in, add the final tbsp of oil, and when heated, crack the two eggs in and cook a few minutes until the whites are just set.
  6. To serve, divide the cabbage mix across two plates and add an egg on top of each. Dust with cracked pepper. Serve immediately.
    Cabbage, Halloumi & Pesto Breakfast Hash

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, hash with 1 egg)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Avocado oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g21 g186 kcal
Cabbage, Savoy, raw
4.5 g3 g0.2 g41 kcal
Halloumi (Cypriot cheese)
1.5 g15 g20.3 g247 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Basil & Macadamia Pesto (KetoDiet blog)
0.9 g0.7 g14.9 g138 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, hash with 1 egg
7.2 g25 g61 g682 kcal

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Comments (1)

Great recipe!! Honestly, it's like you read my mind. I have cabbage left over from a crack slaw recipe I made. And I made a jar of KetoDietApp mint pesto to eat with my zoodles in the weekend.
The crack slaw was a bit filling and I really wanted a lighter recipe with the leftover cabbage. I actually searched for keto coleslaw from KetoDietApp.
But this recipe is perfect👌👌 😍
Thank you so much.x