Wednesday, October 9, 2013

All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

I know kale is like, a super popular superfood and all, but you guys, it's really super tasty too. I know everyone raves about kale chips, and I've tried, but I just can't get behind them. Kale salads? Sure, they're ok. But Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Sweet Potatoes? Now that's my JAM. Seriously. I've eaten this three times in the last week. It might just be my new favorite lunch. Get into it. 

Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Sweet Potatoes

2 T olive oil
1 large sweet potato, cubed with skin on
a sprinkle of sea salt
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bag of kale, 16 oz
1/4 cup of vegetable or chicken stock
juice of 1/2 a lemon
black pepper to taste
1/4 cup of roasted, salted sunflower seeds (shelled!)

In a large skillet set over medium heat add olive oil, cubed sweet potatoes, and a sprinkle of sea salt and cook for 5 minutesuncovered, without stirring. Then toss potatoes once, cover skillet with lid, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove lid, toss potatoes again then add garlic, cooking all until fragrant, about 1 minute. Then add the kale. Just dump the whole bag in there. Using tongs, toss everything together so it gets evenly heated. Add the chicken (or veggie) stock to the bottom of the pan, pour lemon juice over the top, sprinkle some pepper on top of that if you're into it, and toss everything once more. Cover with lid and allow to saute/steam for 1-2 minutes more until kale has wilted and turned bright green. Be careful that you don't overcook it. When ready, remove pan from heat and serve with sunflower seeds sprinkled on top. Feeds 2 people generously (I usually go back for seconds), but could easily fill 4 bowls as a nice big side to whatever else you're serving up.

[Modified from]

- Cathleen


  1. love it! Always looking for a new healthy recipe

  2. I agree about the kale chips, I don't like food that pretends to be other food that is better. But I would like to try this salad since I like garlic a lot and I am sure it's tasty.


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