Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quick Sauteed Kale with Toasted Pine Nuts

I am seriously having a love affair with kale...

Beyond being just scrumptious and delicious...it is so very good for you! After a bit of research, I discovered that this beautiful, dark, leafy green has some power to it! From cholesterol-lowering abilities to detoxing to even cancer-fighting, this is a must-try veggie! Seriously, this "queen of greens" is one of the healthiest vegetables around and a nutritional powerhouse...I'm obsessed!

Here is a tasty and easy way to incorporate kale into your diet...ENJOY!

4 bunches kale (about 2 pounds-seems like a lot, but remember, it  will wilt!)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted

First things first, fold each kale leaf lengthwise and cut stem away along the crease. Then, tear the leaves coarsely. If you want to do this ahead of time, it can be prepared one day in advance, just pack the kale into resealable plastic bags and chill.

Now, heat your oil in heavy large pot or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic then saute until the onion is soft and your house smells amazing!

While your "onion party" is going, pour your pine nuts into a smaller skillet over  medium-low heat. Just don't forget to give them stir every now and then!

Now, add half of the kale to your "onion party", packing slightly.

Cook until kale wilts, tossing often, which is about 2 to 3 minutes. Then, add remaining kale and half of the toasted pine nuts.

Toss until kale is just tender and still bright green, which is about 3 minutes longer. Then, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Lastly, transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with remaining toasted pine nuts.

Get ready for some yumminess!


  1. This sounds delicious! We have been re-vamping our diet and this will be a fun addition to healthy side dishes. I'm roasting brussels sprouts as I type this:)