Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Braised Kale

April 29, 2014


Healthy recipe adapted from Caring4Cancer


Kale and other green leafy vegetables are nutrient-rich and good additions to any diet.


Preparation time: 10 minutes.   (My type of recipe!)


Serves four as a side dish.



  • 2 bunches of kale,* cleaned and coarsely chopped into 1- to 2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (dried, powdered, red pepper)

  • ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

*You can substitute other greens, such as chard, collard greens, or mustard greens, if you like.



  • Clean and coarsely chop kale.

  • Place water, chopped kale, cumin, and cayenne pepper into a large pot over medium-high heat.

  • Heat for about 4 minutes, stirring often, until kale is wilted.

  • Reduce heat to low, drain water, and return kale to pot.

  • Add raisins or dried cranberries and walnuts.

  • Stir over low heat for about 1 minute, until heated throughout.

  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Per serving: 125 calories; 15 grams of carbohydrates; 5 grams of protein; 5 grams of fat; 2.5 grams of fiber; 408 milligrams of potassium

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