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Sautéed Kale and Almonds

VT reader Jessica Mazius of West Bloomfield, Michigan, experiments with recipes, often using the produce that her local CSA in Yale, Michigan, delivers to her home. This kale recipe is a family favorite. If you can find it, try the kale variety known as “dinosaur” kale, which has a…

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VT reader Jessica Mazius of West Bloomfield, Michigan, experiments with recipes, often using the produce that her local CSA in Yale, Michigan, delivers to her home. This kale recipe is a family favorite. If you can find it, try the kale variety known as “dinosaur” kale, which has a darker color and broader leaves than the more common variety.  

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale (about 1 lb.), well-rinsed
  • 1/2 Tbs. sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds

Preparation

Trim tough ends off kale leaves, and stack leaves on top of each other. Slice stack crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick strips. Set aside, without drying leaves.

Heat both oils in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat for about 1 minute. Add kale to skillet, cover for 30 seconds so kale wilts slightly, and uncover to sauté for about 3 minutes, or until leaves turn dark green and just tender. Remove from heat, sprinkle with almonds and salt, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 170
  • Carbohydrate Content 10 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 13 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 30 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g