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Amazing Green Sauce

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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 5 ingredients
This recipe for Amazing Green Sauce is one of my friend Gaye’s quick dinner standbys. Not only is it extremely good for you, it couldn’t be simpler to make. Finely pureed, this sauce offers...


  • 3 bunches of Lacinato kale, leaves stripped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, smashed and skinned
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste

Nutrition Facts


200 cals


15 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

10 g


15 g


4 g


6 g


7 g


393 mg


  1. Put the kale and the whole garlic cloves into a large non-reactive pan with a lid. Add salt and just enough water to cover.  Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until the leaves are tender, about 15 – 20 minutes. Reserve a cup of the cooking water then drain.
  2. Blend the cooked kale and garlic into a blender with olive oil, nutmeg, and ¼ cup of the reserved broth. Add more of the reserved water, a little at a time, if the sauce seems too stiff.  The sauce should be very thick but pourable. Adjust seasoning and serve tossed with a short whole wheat pasta and freshly grated parmesan.

Chef Tips

Since there’s a lot of garlic in this, it’s OK to buy a small jar of pre-peeled garlic cloves, especially if neuropathy has made using your hands painful. For the same reason, pre-cut kale is golden for this yummy nutritious sauce.

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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