Would you like to painlessly sneak more healthy dark leafy greens into your meals? This lightly sweet, family-friendly side is the answer! Tender kale ribbons pair deliciously with apple cider, dried cranberries, and toasted walnuts in an gorgeous and easy addition to any dinner.

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Cider Braised Kale Ribbons w Cranberries & Walnuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 135 kcal
  • 2 lb lacinato or dinosaur kale washed
  • 3 TB olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cups shallot sliced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 3 TB apple cider
  • 2 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts toasted and chopped
  1. Remove center rib from kale leaves. Roll up leaves and thinly slice crosswise.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Add shallot and salt and cook, stirring frequently, for 5-10 minutes or until shallot is softened and beginning to brown.
  3. Toss in kale and add vinegar, cider, brown sugar, and cranberries. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until kale begins to wilt.
  4. Serve warm garnished with toasted walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Cider Braised Kale Ribbons w Cranberries & Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 389mg 16%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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