March 3, 2013

Spicy Garlicky Kale w Slivered Almonds

A good friend of mine reminded me how hesitant I was until a few months ago to even try kale :) This quick and easy recipe goes out to her because I think it is inspired by her original recipe (she uses a couple of other spices and olive oil).

Spicy Garlicky Kale w Slivered Almonds
Prep Time: 10 min

Ingredients (2 Servings):
  1. 2 cups of fresh kale
  2. 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  3. 2 tbsp Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  4. 1/3 tsp Smoked Chipotle Pepper (powder)
  5. 2 tbsp Slivered Almonds (optional)
  6. Salt and Pepper, to taste
Line a skillet with water, heat to medium high, and and add garlic, soy sauce and Chipotle chilli pepper powder. Add kale on top and cover. Reduce heat to medium low and allow the kale to wilt. Typically for my wilted kale recipes, I tend to only cook it through until it turns dark green, but for this recipe I like the kale to be cooked down and tenderized. After about 5-7 minutes, uncover, toss well, turn heat to medium high to allow any excess water to evaporate. Serve topped with slivered almonds and garnish, as needed with additional salt and freshly cracked black pepper. This serves as an excellent side dish for any kind of meal, and even as a warm side salad. 

Spicy Garlicky Kale w Slivered Almonds
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving with Almonds): Calories 79 (Fat Calories 31)
Total Fat 3.4 g; Carbohydrates 10.4 g; Dietary Fiber 2.2 g; Sugars 1.3 g; Protein 4.7 g

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