Cooking Hussy


Kale with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Fontina March 20, 2008

Filed under: Salad/Side,Vegetarian — cookinghussy @ 8:04 am


I’ve been searching out different recipes for hearty greens, including kale. It has a high nutritional value and will definitely be in many of my early CSA boxes. Interestingly, wikipedia says that it freezes well and actually tastes sweeter after a frost. Hm.

Anyway, last night I threw together this dish to have along with leftover soup. Cooking it takes away some of the bitterness, and I just loved the sun-dried tomatoes and the flavorful garlic with the kale.

1 bunch kale
4 cloves garlic – sliced
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes – sliced
1/4 cup grated Fontina cheese

To prepare the kale, tear the leaves from the center stem, rip into pieces, rinse very well and spin dry. Heat a little oil in a skillet and toss in the garlic for a minute. Add the kale and sun-dried tomatoes and continue mixing and stirring until the kale cooks a bit and the color turns a darker green. Kale will NOT cook down like spinach or even like swiss chard. It will shrink a little bit but not much. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat and mix in the cheese. Serve with fresh ground pepper.

Notes: I will be making this mix again this spring when we get kale in our CSA.

Servings: 2 big servings


4 Responses to “Kale with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Fontina”

  1. Emily Says:

    Do you used sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, or the completely dry ones?

  2. cookinghussy Says:

    I use the dry ones. They were cheaper than the ones in oil and I kind of like the taste better. But you do have to soak them in hot water for a few minutes before eating.

  3. Lindsay Says:

    I tried this and loved it, though I used goat cheese instead. Thanks for the recipe. It is a great alternative to sauteed spinach and will use for years to come!!

  4. cookinghussy Says:

    Mmm. Goat cheese. That sounds good. Next time!

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