Kale Recipes

  • Kale Sauté

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tsp mild flavored olive oil
    • 1 small onion, cut in half and sliced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed (or 1/2 tsp. bottled garlic puree)
    • 1 bunch kale
    • 1 small tomato

    Directions:

    In skillet (preferably cast iron), place oil, onion, garlic, and 1/4 c. water. Cover and cook over medium heat until onions are transparent. Meanwhile, wash kale and separate from ribs. Chop the kale leaves and add to the skillet. Saute 5 minutes or until kale wilts and turns deep green. Meanwhile, dice the tomato (you can seed it if you like, or add it seeds and all). Add to kale and cook until tomato begins to release its juice and the dish is hot.

    Serve over brown rice.

    Serves: 3

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

  • Risotto with Kale & Leeks

    Tags: Kale, Leeks

    Ingredients:

    • 5 cups chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cups thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
    • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
    • 1/4 cup white wine
    • 3 cups coarsely chopped Kale
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 6 lemon wedges

    Directions:

    Bring the chicken broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek, saute 4 minute or until tender. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine cook 1 minute or until the liquid is nearly absorbed stirring constantly.

    Reduce heat to low; stir in Kale. Add broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of the broth is absorbed before adding the next portion (about 25 minutes). Stir in cheese and pepper.

    Serve with lemon wedges, and enjoy!