Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Winter Kale with Golden Raisins Salad Recipe

Craving some winter kale but don’t know how to get it into your diet? Don’t worry what you need is right below in 4 easy steps

Winter Kale with Golden Raisins
What you need to make it happen:
1 bunch of Dinosaur Kale (washed, de-stemmed, and coarsely chopped)
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
4 garlic cloves (sliced)
2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
½ cup of golden raisins
2 tablespoons of seasoned organic rice vinegar (I personally recommend this brand) 
¼ cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon dry thyme
(bonus sea salt and pepper to taste)

Partner in Crime (serve with) :
Rice or quinoa

How to make it happen:
Step 1: In a medium sauce pan, sauté the finely chopped onions and 4 sliced garlic cloves in olive oil on low to medium heat.  Season with thyme, salt and pepper to taste and let ingredients cook until they are pillow soft (On Chef Mike’s clock that’s about 3 minutes!).

Step 2: Add the 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, ¼ cup of chicken broth, and ½ cup of golden raisins to the mix, throw on the top and let the ingredients simmer for 1 minute. 

Step 3: Remove the top and add your star ingredient Dinosaur Kale to the top of the mixture, replace the top and cook at medium heat until the Kale is wilted and bright green. 

Step 4: Toss ingredients in the pan and serve with rice or quinoa.

Serves 2-4 people, if you have any questions please ask away!

cheers! Chef Mike


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks like something I could actually make! :)

  2. Awesome Confectionary Designs! I was hoping people would find this to be a very easy and tasty dish for them to make!

  3. I wish I liked kale - I've tried it several times but just can't stand the texture - its been a while though - I should give it another shot! :D

  4. MBK - Texture on food is a tough thing to get over for some people but give this a try it will be worth your while and takes about 10 minutes to make!

  5. hey you can really taste the kale --lol - this sounds like a tasty dish!

  6. doggybloggy - Trust me it is, give it a try!(love your name by the way)