Kale is a superstar vegetable. It is high in calcium and other vitamins, a good source of minerals, high in phytochemicals and antioxidants, low in calories and high in fiber - just 36 calories per cup with 5 grams of fiber! It is also beneficial in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL).
In addition, it is super easy to prepare and ready in less than 10 minutes. Try this quick and delicious recipe.
1 bunch of red kale
1 medium shallot, minced
extra virgin olive oil
1 T. reserve gruyere cheese, grated
Prepare the kale by rinsing well and removing any tough ribs and stems. Leave some water on the leaves. Coarsely chop the leaves. Heat the olive oil in a deep-sided skillet over medium heat. Saute minced shallot in the olive oil until slightly softened but not browned, about a minute or so. Add kale and cook until wilted about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and top with grated cheese. Cover until ready to serve.
The grated cheese is optional but adds a little tang and nuttiness.