Kale with Pumpkin Seeds


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound kale leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds
Time Estimates

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 35 min

Total time: 45 min

  1. In a pot, combine 1/2 teaspoon salt and kale in enough water to cover. Let stand for 30 minutes. Drain the kale, leaving any water clinging to leaves.
  2. In the same pot over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the kale and cook, tossing occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until wilted. Add the vinegar and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Toss.
  3. Serve sprinkled with the seeds. Pass additional vinegar at the table.

Yields 4 servings.

This article is reprinted with permission from Rodale.com.
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