I've never been a big "greens" eater. In fact, I usually end up having to disguise them in a Green Smoothie just to eat them. But when I saw my humongous bag of kale quickly approaching the expiration date, and I'd already made a week's worth of green smoothies with the stuff, I decided to give cooked kale another shot. And I'm so glad I did! The sweet curried apples and onions complimented the kale wonderfully and the result was a side dish I will gladly make often. Even I, a person who doesn't even like the often raved about Kale Chips, ate a whole bowl of this stuff.
Sautéed Kale with Apple and Onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped*
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon curry powder
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 lb kale, tough stems and ribs removed and leaves coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup water (or 1/2 cup chicken/vegetable broth)
- 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped*
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
*My photo shows the apples and onions sliced. I think chopping them would add a better texture and incorporate the flavors throughout the dish even better than if sliced.
- Heat the oil in a 5-quart pot set over medium high heat until hot. Then add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent.
- Add the curry powder, cider vinegar, water (or broth), and kale, and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until kale is tender and most of the liquid is evaporated.
- Add the chopped apples and cook, while stirring, until the apples are just starting to turn tender, about 2 minutes.
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
*Adapted from epicurious.com.