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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Recipe: Delicious Kale with Cranberries

I'd never even heard of kale until it arrived in my Produce Box last year. Tried making kale chips -- because that seemed to be the item most people were raving about -- but the texture and flavor both left much to be desired. I disguised the rest of last summer's kale in stir fry and decided that would be enough of that.

Then I accidentally ate the most delicious sweet and savory kale side dish at a friend's house and discovered a new love for the super healthy green. Here's the recipe (taken from, along with my annotations. 


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (I used the pre-minced garlic in a jar)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (I used honey mustard)
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar (would recommend using less than that -- I used 2 tsp agave)
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups stemmed, torn and rinsed kale
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (I used Craisins)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mustard, sugar, vinegar and chicken stock, and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the kale, cover and cook 5 minutes until wilted.
  2. Stir in the dried cranberries, and continue boiling, uncovered, until the liquid has reduced by about half and the cranberries have softened -- about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with sliced almonds before serving.

Let us know -- what's your favorite way to serve kale?

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  1. I've got a good kale and penne recipe that is delish. But my hubby hates kale and told me not to make it again - lol! I'll be happy to pass along the recipe if you want it. Just let me know!

    1. Would love it! Pippi loves pasta, so maybe I could convince her to east kale that way. Thanks!

  2. Yay! Thanks for the new dish!
    The Z's just got some kale-- we will know how to use it!!


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