Kale is a vegetable that looks rather unappealing, but is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Just one cup has 1,000 times the daily value for Vitamin K (LiveStrong). Kale and I first crossed paths during the green smoothie challenge. We met again once I dared to sauté it on its own.
I was a happy camper with this green-themed post-workout snack of kale, fresh avocado and green beans. The kale only took about 5 minutes to cook (around 10 to prepare from start to finish). Purchase pre-washed, cut and packaged kale from the store to save time. Also keep in mind that kale shrinks dramatically when cooked, so add double the amount than you intend to eat. You can see below how little a portion two cups of kale turned out to be! I’ve adjusted the recipe to make about 2-3 servings.
Sautéed Kale Recipe
- 1 pound kale (8 cups), cleaned with stems removed & leaves chopped
- 1 cup water or chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small red onion or around 1/4 cup, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pinch of dried hot red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 teaspoons sesame seeds
In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute for about 1 minute. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Stir kale into pan and add water or stock. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook until all liquid is gone.
I also tried the Sautéed Kale with a sunny-side up egg and sharp cheddar cheese. Simple, gourmet and nutritious! My pics were taken through Instagram…follow me! You can also subscribe to posts on thegourmetgab.com by entering your email address in the top right hand corner. Happy Saturday!
Love food | Love self | Love life … Gabriela