Cider Braised Kale Ribbons w Cranberries & Walnuts

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 135kcal


  • 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


  • Remove center rib from kale leaves. Roll up leaves and thinly slice crosswise.
  • 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.
  • Toss in kale and add vinegar, cider, brown sugar, and cranberries. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until kale begins to wilt.
  • Serve warm garnished with toasted walnuts.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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