The first time I ever tried kale, I couldn’t get past it’s rough texture. It just tasted so raw. “But it’s so good for you,” I just kept telling myself. Well good-for-you-food should taste good. So, here is a recipe I’ve been hooked on that’s easy to make, disguises kales ‘raw’ taste, and is yummy!
What you’ll need:
4 tablespoons water, divided
6 cups chopped kale, swiss chard or collard greens, tough stems removed
(I hate measuring. Especially greens. So I just used a bunch of kale – the amount that comes in the twist tie at Whole Foods. I also don’t like chopping so I just rip the leaves from the stalk. Trust me it’s faster and no one cares about how lovely your kale is chopped!)
2 tablespoons tahini (Tahini is ground sesame seeds and has a great nutty flavor. Be sure to mix it really good before going for your tablespoons.)
2 tablespoons orange or lemon juice (I keep a bag of clementine’s in my fridge for recipes that call for a small amount of orange juice. The juice from one clementine worked here!)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Heat 2 tablespoons water in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add greens to cook, tossing occasionally, until wilted/turn a bright green color, about 5 minutes. Drain well. Let cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together tahini, orange juice, remaining 2 tablespoons water and garlic. Add greens, toss to coat and enjoy immediately.