Kale with Raisins and Toasted Sesame Seeds
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
- 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.
- Steam the kale in a double-boiler or large pot until it wilts. Drain and squeeze the kale dry.
- 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.
- Serve hot, topped with the sesame seeds.
Recipe from Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy