Monday, May 2, 2011

Sauteed Kale with Apple and Onion

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.


  1. 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.  

  2. 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. 

  3. Add the chopped apples and cook, while stirring, until the apples are just starting to turn tender, about 2 minutes.

  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

*Adapted from


  1. Ooo I love this recipe :) It looks so delicious, colorful and on top of that healthy! Thanks for sharing, always a pleasure reading your posts!

  2. Yes this will work. Like the apples in here.

  3. Hi there, I love the simplicity of your site. Thanks for sharing such lovely recipes. Btw, I have problems following your site. Can you place in a Follower side bar? Thanks. Hope you're having a great day.

  4. Hi Kristy - Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately currently doesn't allow a Follower side bar...just one of the many reasons I'm considering switching over to blogger. Soon! :)

  5. This actually sounds really good to me, I think the curry sounds like a great way to flavour things.

  6. I love kale. I havent seen any here in Israel yet. Hopefully the season is approaching! I love the flavors of this dish. wonderful!


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