This delicious dish is just tender enough, with slight bitterness. The onions add their sugars to give it a sweetness and textural contrast. Most importantly, toasted almond topping makes everything green taste better.

Braised Kale and Onion Almondine [Vegan]

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  • 1 bunch of Kale
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup onions, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable stock + water or stock as needed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons white wine
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Toasted almond slices


  1. Rinse the kale and remove the rib of each leaf by folding in half and running a chef's knife down the inside of the rib. Chop the ribs finely, and set aside. Chop the leaves into manageable pieces.
  2. Heat olive oil in a shallow pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until they start to get tender, about 8 minutes. Add the kale ribs and garlic, cooking 4 more minutes.
  3. Add kale leaves a handful at a time, letting them wilt before adding more. When all leaves have been added, add the stock. Cook until stock evaporates, about 5 minutes, and season with salt and pepper. Add the wine. You can add a dab of vegan margarine or butter at this point to give more flavor.
  4. When the wine cooks off in a few minutes, add a bit of water or stock, enough to stay a bit liquid in the pan - a couple tablespoons. Cover and lower heat to a simmer for 10-15 minutes until kale is tender. Season as needed and serve topped with almonds.


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