Recipe by Chef Sweet tooth
I always wanted to find a great way to prepare kale and found a great salad in the deli of a local grocery store. At first this was an attempt to re-create this salad but has since morphed into a lovely but very different dish. I hate overly cooked greens - the texture grosses me out, but with the kale it stays nice and crisp. You can serve it hot as an entree or side dish, but it also saves nicely in the refridgerator as a cool salad for lunch the next day.
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 large sweet onion
- 1 large red bell peppers or 1 large orange bell peppers or 1 large yellow bell pepper
- 1⁄3 cup sliced carrot
- 1⁄2 turkey kielbasa, fully cooked
Directions See How It's Made
- Stem the kale and chop into smaller pieces.
- Slice the onion and chop up the bell pepper and carrots. Cut the turkey keilbasa sausage into 1/4 inch rounds.
- Heat oil in a large saucepan, or a large fry pan with high sides.
- Add the garlic to the pan and let saute for about 30 seconds.
- Add the onion, carrots, and bell pepper and cook until the onion becomes somewhat translucent and the other vegetables tender, about 5-7 minutes. Stir frequently so nothing burns.
- Add the turkey keilbasa sausage and saute a minute more.
- Add the kale and gently toss so that the other cooked vegetables become incorporated. Cook about 2-3 more minutes, just until the kale starts to become tender and slightly wilted.
- Warning. Don't cook the kale too long or it will become tough and chewy. YUCK!
- Sprinkle it with salt and pepper to taste.
- You may need more olive oil, and you can add more or less of any ingredient you like.