Kale

How to Saute Anything Green- A Foundational Technique You Need to Know

Sauteed kale and red onions garnished with pine nuts and edible chive blossoms

Sauteed kale and red onions garnished with pine nuts and edible chive blossoms

Sauteed kale with yellow onions

Sauteed kale with yellow onions

Sauteed kale with purple onions and carrot ribbons (made using a vegetable peeler) and garnished with pine nuts.

Sauteed kale with purple onions and carrot ribbons (made using a vegetable peeler) and garnished with pine nuts.

Sauteed swiss chard garnished with green onions

Sauteed swiss chard garnished with green onions

How to Saute Greens

The essentials:

  • 1 tsp oil/fat of choice (whatever you prefer)

  • 1/2 cup sliced onions

  • 1 bunch of chard, 1 5 oz bag of kale, or 1 5 oz bag of spinach (can also use radish greens or dandelion greens or nettles if you are adventurous!)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional add-ins:

  • Carrots peeled into ribbons using a vegetable peeler

  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger

  • 1 T. coconut aminos

  • A handful of pine nuts

  • A handful of grated parmesan

Method:

Wash the greens, then tear or cut into 1" pieces.

Heat oil in skillet.

Add the onions, greens, and carrot ribbons (if using) to the skillet.

Cook for several minutes, flipping occasionally.  If you would like to retain some of the moisture in the greens, you can cover the skillet with a lid to trap the steam.

When the greens are tender and reduced in volume (but still green bright green), remove from the heat and add the seasonings: salt and pepper, ginger, coconut aminos, pine nuts and/or parmesan.

Enjoy!

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Cheesy Kale and Sausage Pasta

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Tear the kale into small pieces like this.

Tear the kale into small pieces like this.

This recipes uses the ground beef sausage recipe I shared here: https://www.glorygarden.org/blog/2018/3/14/sausage-seasoning

Cheesy Kale and Sausage Pasta

2 cups penne or rotini pasta, or about 6 oz.
1 tsp oil
3 oz kale (if you don't have a scale to measure, use about half of a 5 oz bag from Glory Garden)
2 T. butter
1/2 chopped onions
1 garlic clove
2 T. flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
6 oz cooked ground beef sausage
1 cup grated cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Wash, dry, and de-stem the kale.  Tear or chop into small 1" pieces.  Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet.  Saute the greens until reduced in size and tender.  Place in a dish and set aside.

In the same skillet, heat 2 T. butter and saute the onions until golden and tender.  Add the garlic clove and saute briefly until fragrant.  Add the flour and cook for for a minute or two.  Add the milk gradually, stirring out any lumps.  When thickened, add the salt, pepper, kale, sausage, cooked pasta, and cheese.  Mix and heat through. 

Enjoy! 

Serves 4-6. 
 

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