Kale and Walnuts

Kale and Walnuts

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: 4
A simple pairing of hearty kale and buttery walnuts makes a fabulous side dish for fish, poultry, or, for a vegetarian meal, baked falafels (chickpea patties). The many varieties of kale will keep this recipe fresh and interesting.


  • 1 ½ pounds kale, washed, tough stems removed (about 8 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch salt


  1. Coarsely chop kale and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and walnuts.
  4. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Remove garlic and walnuts with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  6. Add kale and water and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Toss, cover and cook until kale is wilted, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Add walnuts and garlic, toss, cook for another minute and serve warm.

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