Kale with Tomatoes and Onions
4 ounces curly kale, stems removed and coarsely chopped (about 6 cups)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup thinly-sliced onions, sliced pole to pole (see Recipe Notes)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups chopped tomatoes, unpeeled, unseeded
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano flakes
½ teaspoon salt
Pine nuts, optional
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Put tomatoes in a large bowl, and squeeze with your hands so that some juice is extracted. Pour tomatoes with their juice into skillet with onions and garlic, and cook 15 minutes. Stir in kale, tomatoes, basil, oregano, and salt. Cover, and simmer 5-7 minutes, or until the kale has softened. Sprinkle pine nuts on top, if desired. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about ½ cup)
- To slice an onion pole to pole, or into half rings, think of the onion as a globe. Trim root end (South Pole) and stem end (North Pole). Peel off outer layers. Cut onion in half from North pole to South pole, making a series of vertical slices perpendicular to the equator of the onion.
- Serve over cooked beans, brown rice, lentils, or quinoa.