Sesame Kale

I’ve been craving kale lately.  Definitely an odd craving, but at least it’s healthy!  With all the great nutrients found in kale (vitamins K and C, calcium, iron…) it’s a great winter vegetable.  This is one of my favorite ways to eat kale.  The dressing is salty, sweet, and nutty from the toasted sesame oil.

Sesame KaleSesame Kale

Serves 4-6

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp mirin (rice wine)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • sesame seeds

In a large pot, fill the bottom of your pot with enough water to cover the bottom with 1/2″ water.  Place your steamer in the pot and fill with bite size pieces of kale, removing the stems as you go.  Cover the pot with a lid and turn heat on high.  Steam for about 8-10 minutes, until kale is bright green and tender.  While the kale cooks, whisk together the remaining ingredients.  When the kale is finished, run cold water over it and put in a bowl.  Drizzle with dressing and then sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.  Delicious room temperature or cold.


5 responses

  1. On this day after Christmas my taste buds want more Oreo Balls, but my digestive system craves something else. I just printed off the Kale recipe. Thanks.

  2. Since I’ll be out your way in less than a week, I have it in my pile to take. I’ll try it for Ken and Naomi. If I have trouble, I’ll call the expert. 😉

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