In this easy vegetable side dish, broccoli and kale are drizzled with a butter, garlic and crushed red pepper sauce. Serve this healthy recipe alongside roasted chicken, turkey or ham--or on top of your favorite whole grain, such as quinoa or farro. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015

Lia Huber


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  • Remove tough stems and ribs from kale; coarsely chop the greens. Cook the kale in 1/2 cup water in a large skillet over medium-high heat, covered, until barely tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a colander. Cook broccoli the same way with the remaining 1/2 cup water. Transfer the kale to a large bowl; drain the broccoli in the colander. Wipe the pan dry.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add the kale and cook, stirring often, until tender and browned in spots, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to the bowl. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pan. Add the broccoli and cook, stirring often, until tender and browned in spots, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to the bowl.

  • Heat butter, garlic and crushed red pepper in the pan over medium heat until the butter is melted. Cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle the butter over the vegetables and sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt; gently toss to combine. Serve topped with a sprinkling of Maldon sea salt and crushed red pepper, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Finish with Steps 2-3 just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; 7 g total fat; 2.8 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 187 mg sodium. 516 mg potassium; 9.1 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 4.7 g protein; 7928 IU vitamin a iu; 135 mg vitamin c; 131 mcg folate; 123 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 45 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
This was a really nice meal accompaniment. I didn't think it was going to be great but I wanted to make something healthy and this turned out delicious. Definitely on my make-again list. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Nice tasty way to get in some veggies. Topped it on quinoa and was delicious Read More