Caramelized Onions with Kale

Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
50 minutes


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If you’re not a fan of kale, have you tried it cooked with caramelized onions? Give this recipe a try to get your fill of tasty nutrients!

“Kale contains nutrients that support healthy skin, hair and bones,” says  Robyn Rohrig, R.D.-N. at Carilion Clinic. “Spinach could also be a substitute green in this side dish. However, kale provides twice the amount of vitamin C.”

A tip for this dish: if the onions begin to char or stick to the bottom of the pan, reduce heat to low and add a little bit of olive oil.

And if this recipe changes your mind about kale, check out more kale recipes on Living!


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3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound of kale, stemmed and coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


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  1. In a large skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the onion and pepper and stir to combine. Saute for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding water as necessary to scrape up the brown bits, until onions are very soft and gold brown in color.
  3. Add the kale and remaining oil to the skillet and toss to coat.
  4. Increase heat to medium, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until greens are tender.
  5. Add the salt, stir to combine and serve immediately.