Monday, April 13, 2009

Kale & Chickpeas!

In an attempt to get more collared greens into our diet, I decided to buy some kale - a great source of calcium as well as a ton of other vitamins and minerals! But what to do with it? That's when I decided to turn to 'Canadian Living' (as I often do!) and found this fantastic recipe...even my father-in-law Allan, who eats very few vegetables, asked for second helpings of this dish!


3 tbsp EVOO
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
1/4 tsp each of salt & pepper
10 cups packed chopped kale
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 cup canned chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1 tbsp lemon juice

  • Heat 2 tbsp EVOO over medium heat in a large shallow Dutch oven.
    Saute onion, garlic, salt & pepper for approximately 4 mins. until softened.
  • Stir in kale and lemon rind and cook, stirring for approximately 2 minutes, until slightly wilted.
  • Pour in 3/4 cup of water, cover with a lid and cook stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until the kale is soft and wilted.
  • Stir in chickpeas and lemon juise and cook over medium-high for a couple of minutes, or until no liquid remains.
  • Drizzle with remaining oil and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to make this! I have just soaked & cooked a big batch of chickpeas. Perfect timing-thanks! Susan