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5-Minute Kale

With this delicious, easy-to-prepare recipe you can include kale as part of your diet in a matter of minutes. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around with one serving providing you with an excellent source of health-promoting vitamins A and K. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound kale, chopped

Mediterranean Dressing:

  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or chopped
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional
  • sliced onions, steam with kale
  • sliced red pepper, steam with kale
  • 5 drops soy sauce or alternative


  1. Chop garlic and let it sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
  2. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to boil.
  3. While water is coming to a boil, slice kale leaves into 1/2-inch slices, and cut again crosswise. Cut stems into 1/4-inch slices. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out it health-promoting properties.
  4. When water comes to a boil, add kale (and onion if desired)to the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Mediterranean Dressing ingredients. Mediterranean Dressing does not have to be made separately. For the best flavor, toss with dressing while kale is still hot.
  6. Top with any/all of optional ingredients.

Serves 2

Sarah Highlen