Kale with Raisins and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Serves 4

There are many ways to eat kale, including this tasty combination of kale with raisins, toasted sesame seeds and a splash of balsamic vinegar glaze.

2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Bunch kale, leaves only, well rinsed and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
½ cup golden raisins soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

  1. In a small, non-stick sauté pan, toast the sesame seeds over medium heat until golden brown; transfer them to a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Steam the kale in a double-boiler or large pot until it wilts. Drain and squeeze the kale dry.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a medium size sauté pan; add the garlic and cook until it softens. Add the kale and cook for a few minutes. Drain the raisins and stir into the kale mixture. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the balsamic glaze.
  4. Serve hot, topped with the sesame seeds.

Recipe from Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy

Categories: Soups & Salads