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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. Although this is basically a terrific vegan dish, try it as a light supper...


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ medium apple, cored and diced (see Chef Tips)
  • 8 cups kale leaves, roughly chopped, stems removed
  • 1 small orange (mandarin or tangerine), juiced

Nutrition Facts


76 cals


4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


11 g


6 g


3 g


2 g


223 mg


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, salt, and pepper and saute 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. 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 and add more salt if needed. 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 to counterbalance the kale. Granny Smith or Braeburn apples could be too tart.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, videos, and more content are reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society.

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