Fancy Kale

(Recipe from Jennifer at Natural Things Foods Store)

Kale is one of those vegetables that is easy to add into other dishes, almost as an afterthought. In this side dish, the kale is the star! Dressed up with simple additions, it is impressive enough for guests.

Fancy Kale



  • 1 bunch kale, washed
  • 1/4 cup pecans, raw
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • pinch salt & pepper


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place raw pecans on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake nuts for about 15 minutes, or until toasted and fragrant. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Rip the kale from the stems and chop. In a large skillet, bring the oil and butter to melt over medium high heat. Add chopped kale and stir to coat. Continue stirring for about 2 minutes, or until bright green and crisp tender. Add dried cherries, pecans, and salt & pepper. Continue stirring for another minute, then serve.