5-Minute Kale

(from mom2mpr’s recipe box)

With this delicious, easy-to-prepare recipe you can include kale as part of your Healthiest Way of Eating in a matter of minutes. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around with one serving providing you with an excellent source of health-promoting vitamins A and K. Enjoy!

Source: http://www.whfoods.com/ (from RecipeThing user Margie)

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves 2 people

Categories: Kale, Side Dish


  • 1 pound kale, chopped
  • Mediterranean Dressing:
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or chopped
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional:
  • sliced onions, steam with kale
  • 2 TBS sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 TBS sliced olives (kalamata)
  • 2TBS feta cheese
  • 5 drops soy sauce


  1. Chop garlic and let it sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.

  2. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to boil.

  3. While water is coming to a boil, slice kale leaves into 1/2-inch slices, and cut again crosswise. Cut stems into 1/4-inch slices. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out it health-promoting properties.

  4. When water comes to a boil, add kale (and onion if desired)to the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 5 minutes.

  5. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Mediterranean Dressing ingredients. Mediterranean Dressing does not have to be made separately. For the best flavor, toss with dressing while kale is still hot.

  6. Top with any/all of optional ingredients.

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