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Healthy Side Dish: Lemon Kale with Walnuts

November 15, 2011

If you’re looking for a healthy side dish to add to your weeknight table or Thanksgiving or Christmas menus, I definitely have one for you. Lemon-Walnut Kale only takes 15 minutes to prepare, and it’s full of fresh vitamins, protein and so many health benefits. Kale is super healthy with more iron than beef, and it’s loaded with calcium, fiber, omega-3 acids and more. It’s said to have detoxifying properties, cancer and heart disease fighting properties and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Just cook it like you would spinach, and top it with your favorite ingredients. It’s going on my holiday table menu this year for sure.

Lemon Kale with Walnuts

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
10 ounces kale
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
1/3 cup created Parmesan cheese (optional)
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add kale, lemon zest, salt and lemon juice; sauté 5 minutes or until slightly wilted. Top with walnuts and cheese before serving, if desired.


13 Responses to “Healthy Side Dish: Lemon Kale with Walnuts”
Millie says:
November, 15 2011at 09:05 pm
I can't wait to make this dish, yummy!
November, 15 2011at 08:41 am
Good grief, woman - YES. Kale could live inside my mouth forever and I'd never charge rent. this is fabulous!
Jeanette says:
November, 15 2011at 09:23 am
Love kale - so good for you and easy to prepare, although I've yet to try it make this way - will be adding this to my recipe file.
November, 15 2011at 10:39 pm
So good for you and easy to prepare! Just what I need for Thanksgiving.
Cassie says:
November, 15 2011at 10:05 am
I absolutely love kale with lemon. This is perfect!
November, 15 2011at 10:36 am
I am a recent convert to kale in the past year or so and I cannot get enough of it! This looks so simple and perfect for a quick weeknight side with grilled chicken. YUM!
November, 15 2011at 11:52 am
I love this preparation with other greens too - spinach, Swiss chard, etc. I add in a little garlic or shallots too. Yum!
November, 15 2011at 01:02 pm
This sounds delicious and I have a big bag of kale waiting to be used. This might be dinner tonight with a baked sweet potato on the side. Thanks!
November, 15 2011at 01:41 pm
Oh, that looks great!
Wenderly says:
November, 15 2011at 04:30 pm
That is such a lovely dish.
November, 22 2011at 12:06 pm
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sweetsugarbelle says:
November, 22 2011at 04:15 pm
This looks amazing!!!
Samantha Anderson says:
October, 29 2012at 12:18 pm
This is really good! I never thought I'd enjoy greens but I love this!

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