Stewed kale, or braised kale, is a healthy and tasty vegetable side dish. With a zest of lemon juice, this is a light dish you can serve with your favorite main dishes.
Stewed kale is a great way to use up any leftover fresh kale. It has a mild flavor which means it’s versatile and can be served with a variety of main protein dishes. The lemon juice gives it a lovely kick
For this recipe you will only need two ingredients: kale, and lemon juice. You will also need a splash of water to keep the kale from burning.
This recipe is definitely best using fresh kale. You can make it using frozen kale, however you might need to cook it for longer as frozen kale contains more water.
Stewed kale could not be easier to make! First, prepare the kale by washing and chopping it roughly. Remove the thicker parts of the stem.
Add the kale, lemon juice and water to a pot on medium heat. Allow it to cook while you stir for about 5-7 minutes. The kale should be wilted and soft.
Serve kale stew immediately while it’s hot.
🥗 Serving suggestions
Serve stewed kale with any of your favorite main courses. Try serving it with either of these favorites:
Store leftover braised kale in the fridge for up to 2 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months. Reheat them in a pot or microwave until hot before serving.
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📋 Frequently asked questions
Is this recipe allergy friendly? – Yes! Stewed kale is gluten free, egg free, nut free, dairy free and soy free.
Is this suitable for my diet? – Most likely. This lean, green recipe is suitable for vegan diets, as well as paleo, whole 30, slimming world, keto, low carb and weight watchers.
Which types of kale can you use? – This recipe works with any type of kale. The two most common types are curly kale and lacinato kale, both of which are perfect for stewing.
- 150 g kale
- 1 lemon (juice only)
- 2 tbsp water
- First, prepare the kale by washing and chopping it roughly. Remove the thicker parts of the stem.
- Add the kale, lemon juice and water to a pot on medium heat. Allow it to cook while you stir for about 5-7 minutes. The kale should be wilted and soft.
- Serve kale stew immediately while it’s hot.