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Delicious Good Food Recipe: Braised Kale with Spaghetti

December 21, 2011


Not only is this is one of the easiest and quickest recipes yet, but also will be sure to win over any person on the fence about Kale!1  bunch Kale, large center ribs and stems removed, coarsely torn into smaller pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, finely chopped 
8 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 pound spaghetti
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • Rinse kale. Drain; transfer to bowl with some water still clinging.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and sprinkle with salt; cook until onion is golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Add kale and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss until wilted. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking until kale is very tender, stirring occasionally and adding water by teaspoonfuls if dry, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in medium pot of boiling water, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
  • Add cooked spaghetti to kale mixture in pot. Add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons reserved cooking liquid; toss to combine, adding more liquid by tablespoonfuls if dry. Sprinkle spaghetti with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.
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