Oven-Roasted Kale

Holy yummy! I made a super healthy dinner tonight since last night we gorged ourselves on Mexican food and margaritas {so worth it}. We're also trying to use up some of the perishable items we have in the fridge before we jet off to Oahu on Wednesday. My main dish was pretty lackluster, but the Oven-Roasted Kale side dish really blew my mind!

Seriously. Consider my mind blown.

Also, to explain the KitchenAid shot. Well, that is exactly what it may or may not look like - a KitchenAid version of a Slap Chop. You know, the "you're gonna love my nuts" ridiculous infomercial Slap Chop. And it is the bomb diggity. I pretty much forgot about my garlic press. It makes life easier and more glorious.

Oven-Roasted Kale
{serves 2}

1 bunch kale, stems and tough ribs removed, leaves coarsely sliced
2 medium sliced cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon (or less) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds*
Pepper and salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, toss kale, olive oil, garlic, sesame seeds, salt and pepper until well mixed. Pour mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring every 5 minutes or so, for 10 - 12 minutes until the kale is crispy and starting to brown.

*To toast sesame seeds, just dump them into a pan on medium heat and stir until they are slightly browned, about 4 minutes or so. Be careful the heat isn't too high or else those sneaky little buggers will try to escape the pan by popping out! Don't believe me? Try it -- it's actually kind of fun.

Um, seriously. YUM. I've tried kale a few times in the past couple weeks and I haven't been wowed by it. I know it's incredibly good for you, though, so I've been working at it. This, my friends, is the holy grail of kale {I so just went there}. It tastes like it should be bad for you, but it's ... KALE!


  1. I love everything, photos logo, layout... it looks great! :) and this recipe sounds great! on my way to Whole Foods now, its time for us to try some Kale.

  2. I love Kale!! I loved this post! I love you! You are too funny!!!

  3. I think it looks pretty tasty and can't wait to try it!


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