This quick and tasty recipe combines vitamin-packed kale with both sweet and tangy ingredients for a colorful side dish.

SJRJA

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 14.1g 5% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 82.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2008
Well I have to admit that it was very good. I have never had kale or any other "southern" type of green. They used to sound kinda gross to me. But my CSA box sent me a bunch of kale and I wanted to try it one time to see if I truly did not like it or not. I wanted a simple recipe. This recipe fit the bill perfectly and it tasted really good too. Way to go Surja! We will be making this again. Only changes will be halving the sugar in half and greatly increasing the dried cranberries. Very easy and quick to make. Make sure the Kale is dried off very well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2010
This recipe is fine if you don't want to taste kale. Even if you quadruple the amount of kale the vinegar and mustard taste just over powers the flavor of everything else. 1.5 cups of chicken broth is way too much liquid to reduced down. Read More
(7)
290 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 179
  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2008
Well I have to admit that it was very good. I have never had kale or any other "southern" type of green. They used to sound kinda gross to me. But my CSA box sent me a bunch of kale and I wanted to try it one time to see if I truly did not like it or not. I wanted a simple recipe. This recipe fit the bill perfectly and it tasted really good too. Way to go Surja! We will be making this again. Only changes will be halving the sugar in half and greatly increasing the dried cranberries. Very easy and quick to make. Make sure the Kale is dried off very well. Read More
(112)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
Great recipe. I cut the sugar as others suggested and knew there was NO hope for hubby to like it if I added the cranberries and nuts so left them out. Turned out GREAT anyway! Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
Wow! I've never made Kale before and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty this recipe was. I searched the internet for a recipe for Kale and this one appealed to me the most. I did not have dried cranberries and almonds so I left them out and it tasted just fine without them. Thanks for a great recipe and I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2008
I totally messed with this recipe but have to say that the essential greens/dried fruit combo was even better than I had hoped. We didn't have enough kale so used half kale and half mustard greens raisins instead of cranberries and we forgot(!) the sugar but the final dish didn't seem to care. I don't understand though how to boil down the 1 1/2 cup chicken stock without overcooking the greens--we ended up removing the greens and cooking down the broth separately. Still very tasty! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2008
We had this recipe for dinner tonight. It was excellent. I couldn't find the dijon mustard so I used whatever mustard I could find and it was still good. It was more sweet than savory but that was probably due to the honey mustard I had to use. We had it with a small amount of thinly sliced steak on top but it would have been enough without the meat. This recipe probably would not be for someone who gets grossed out by wilted greens but kale remains quite crunchy even when wilted so we found it very satisfying. The cranberries and almonds really add to it. I think the only way you could mess this up would be if you cooked the kale too long. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2008
I have never eaten kale in my life but am making an honest effort to put more leafy greens into my diet. I can see where it may be too sweet for some and it wouldn't hurt to cut out a bit of sugar but I liked it the way it was too. I added a little bit of chopped ham to make it a one dish meal and I was very impressed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
Needed something to do with the Kale from my CSA that wasn't a soup. I've never had Kale before. This was very good. Next time I'll go lighter on the mustard. Once it cooks down I'd say it's closer to enough for 2 large side portions vs the 6 mentioned in the recipe (like spinach it really cooks down!). We'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2008
Being southern I love all the leafy green vegetables - my Yankee husband is not accustomed to them - so when he loved this dish I was thrilled. I didn't have enough dried cranberries so I added a few raisins - other than that I made the recipe just as it was written. I will definitely make it again. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2008
This dish was quite nice. I didn't realize till I got in that I didn't have any Dijon mustard. I added mustard seeds and french's instead. I only added about 2 tsbp of sugar and personally I thought that was plenty. Next time I'll try it with real Dijon and add less sugar. Oh and I added pinenuts instead of almonds. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
(22)
Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2010
This recipe is fine if you don't want to taste kale. Even if you quadruple the amount of kale the vinegar and mustard taste just over powers the flavor of everything else. 1.5 cups of chicken broth is way too much liquid to reduced down. Read More
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