Recipe of the Week: 5-Minute Kale

Recipe of the Week: 5-Minute Kale

Recipe of the Week: 5-Minute Kale

With this delicious, easy-to-prepare recipe you can include kale as part of your Healthiest Way of Eating in a matter of minutes. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around with one serving providing you with an excellent source of health-promoting vitamins A and K. Enjoy!

5-Minute Kale Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound kale, chopped
  • Mediterranean Dressing:
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional:
  • sliced onions, steam with kale
  • 2 TBS sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 TBS sliced olives (kalamata)
  • 2TBS feta cheese
  • 5 drops soy sauce


  1. Chop garlic and let it sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
  2. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to boil.
  3. While water is coming to a boil, slice kale leaves into 1/2-inch slices, and cut again crosswise. Cut stems into 1/4-inch slices. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes.
  4. When water comes to a boil, add kale (and onion if desired)to the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Mediterranean Dressing ingredients. Mediterranean Dressing does not have to be made separately. For the best flavor, toss with dressing while kale is still hot.
  6. Top with any/all of optional ingredients.

    Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

5-minute Healthy Steamed Kale
1.00 serving
(256.93 grams)

Calories: 298


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5-minute Healthy Steamed Kale
1.00 serving
256.93 grams

Calories: 298

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 1852.96 mcg 2059 124.6 excellent
vitamin A 3488.34 mcg RAE 388 23.4 excellent
vitamin C 276.14 mg 368 22.3 excellent
manganese 1.78 mg 89 5.4 excellent
copper 0.66 mg 73 4.4 very good
vitamin B6 0.64 mg 38 2.3 good
calcium 309.43 mg 31 1.9 good
potassium 1029.27 mg 29 1.8 good
molybdenum 11.34 mcg 25 1.5 good
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for 5-Minute Kale

Published at Sun, 07 Jan 2018 15:54:02 -0500