Christmas Kale

By · December 4, 2013 · Recipes · Leave a comment
Christmas Kale

 With the holiday season in full swing, it’s nice to have a recipe that combines all the flavors of Christmas, but is still really good for you!

1 large bunch kale (lacinato or curly) cleaned and chopped
2 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 TBL. Olive oil
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
¼ cup chicken stock or water
1 large sweet potato – cubed
¼ cup dried cranberries

Dressing:

Juice of 1 Clementine –
1 TBL. White vinegar (white wine, champagne, blood orange..your choice)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp. Dijon mustard
¼ tsp. cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven 350 degrees.  Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Add the sweet potato and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Place on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 30- 45 minutes until tender.  (Toss a few times during baking).

Set aside.

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, heat a large skillet and add the olive oil, and garlic and heat until fragrant. Turn heat to high; add the crushed pepper and kale, sprinkle with coarse salt and toss with tongs until kale starts to wilt.  Add stock or water and cover to braise for 3-4 minutes.  Set aside.

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together until emulsified.

In a large bowl toss the kale, sweet potato, and cranberries.  Add some dressing until it is to your liking. Refrigerate the remaining dressing to save for salad.

Serves 4

Recipe by Rose Hattabaugh

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