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Meg’s Kale With Apples

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Sweet apples and bitter kale are delicious together, a match, if not made in heaven, then in Meg’s kitchen, which is close. Although this is basically a terrific vegan dish, I personally love to...


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ medium apple (Fuji or Gala), cored and diced
  • 8 cups roughly chopped kale leaves, stems removed
  • Juice from 1 small orange, like Mandarin or tangerine

Nutrition Facts


67 cals


4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


8 g


5 g


2 g


2 g


184 mg


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, salt and pepper and sauté until the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the diced apple and cook, stirring occasionally for another 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, wash the kale well, then add to the pot with the water clinging to the leaves. Mix, then cover and let steam until wilted and softened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Uncover, and add the orange juice to the pot. Stir and continue to cook uncovered until the liquid has mostly absorbed. Taste for salt. Serve as a side or as a meal with a poached egg.

Chef Tips

It’s important to use a sweet apple like Fuji, Gala or Golden Delicious as a counterbalance the kale. Granny Smith’s or Braeburn apples could be too tart.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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