Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Simple, Healthy Kale

Good kale recipes can be hard to find.  This simple, yet tasty kale recipe, is perfect for a weeknight dinner and winter is the perfect time of year for kale.  This dark green, healthy vegetable packs lots of vitamins into one serving.  It is easy to prepare and looks attractive on your plate.

A simple and easy kale recipe.
Simple, Healthy Kale

I recently served this simple, healthy kale side dish to balance out the heavy richness of a pot roast dinner. The kale was just the right accompaniment.  This recipe is written for two servings, but you can easily double it.
Weeknight Kale

Buy crisp, deep green bunches of kale in the produce section of your grocery store.  If you are in a hurry you can buy the packaged kale, but you will save money buying it by the bunch.  Preparing the kale is quick. Just hold the leaf of the kale by the stem in one hand and pull the leaf portion from the stem with the other.  It will only take a minute or two.  Discard the stems or use them to make a vegetable broth for soups.

Simple, Healthy Kale

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Serves 2
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch of kale, trimmed of stems, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the chopped onion and cook until soft, about three minutes.  Add the garlic.  Cook for about a minute.  Add the kale and chicken stock, tossing to coat the kale.  Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.  Stir in the balsamic vinegar, tossing to coat the kale.  Cover, remove from the heat and set aside until ready to serve.  Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

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