This roasted kale recipe is so easy to make that you may have a hard time believing that it is good for you. What may reinforce that thought is when your kids ask you to make it again. And again. Talk about a win-win, this recipe most definitely qualifies.
Roasted Kale Recipe
If you read Platter Talk regularly, you probably have tuned into the fact that we are not exactly health food fanatics. You likely also know that we are not necessarily opposed to promoting healthy eating and in fact, every once in a while we sneak in a good-for-you recipe or food idea. To be fair, we have made quite a few healthy recipes here in the past and some have even featured kale. And so it was, a few weeks ago when we made this delicious Winter Garden Vegetable Soup.
The soup recipe uses just a handful of different vegetables, including kale. I had so much of the dark, green and leafy power food leftover that I decided to try something new to me. Enter, this Roasted Kale Recipe and be still my beating heart.
For This Roasted Kale Recipe
Chopped baby kale
Fresh garlic slices
Extra-virgin olive oil
Aged balsamic vinegar
Using the leftover chopped baby kale, I tossed it in some olive oil, added some fresh garlic slices and kosher salt and then roasted it in a hot oven. All slathered in a aged balsamic vinegar. The results were stunningly delicious. Crispy, sweet and green, it was almost inconceivable that this Roasted Kale Recipe is also good for you. As a plus, for the Winter Garden Soup that we put together, it made for an excellent garnish, in lieu of bread or crackers. Get your healthy green on, with this Roasted Kale Recipe.
Roasted Kale Recipe
Simple to make and so delicious that even your kids will love this one.
- 2 cups baby kale chopped
- 2 cloves garlic thin slice
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pinch kosher salt to taste
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar qulaity aged
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Toss first four ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Spread mixture, in a single layer, on a large rimmed baking sheet. Slather with balsamic vinegar.
Roast in hot oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until kale begins to crisp. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Midway through the roasting process, you may want to toss and rearrange the mixture on the baking sheet.
Serve as a snack, garnish, or delicious warm side dish or salad.