Kale with Parmesan and Macadamia Nuts

Apr 9, 2013 by


This Kale with Parmesan and Macadamia Nuts could be my favorite side right now. If you read this blog regularly, you may recognize that I am a big fan of kale for many reasons.  But when you combine kale with just enough white wine, butter, cheese and nuts, you take kale from Superfood to f$Kn kick-A$$ superfood status (F.K.A.S.S.).   Or at least, that was what I was going for here.

I am generally of the belief that everything thing tastes a bit better with white wine.  This dish is no exception and proves the point.  Kale is inherently a tough and sometimes bitter vegetable.  The wine (whatever leftover varietal you happen to have in the fridge) softens the edges quite nicely.

The butter does what it always does.  No need to say more.  Other than use it for taste and sparingly.

The parmesan adds a salty and rich element that balances the flavor.

Finally, the macadamia nuts give you a touch of sweet and a depth that is rather divine.

I realize one should not get this excited over a mere side dish, but I believe in making the side dish not just there to get your veggies in, but to devour.  Devour away.

Kale with Parmesan and Macadamia Nuts
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 4
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 bunch of curly green kale, chopped and stems removed
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ½ tbsp butter (optional)
  • ¼ cup of macadamia nuts
  • 2 tsp parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt a tbsp of butter in a large frying pan.
  2. When butter begins to sizzle add the chopped kale and saute for 5-7 minutes until kale softens and begins to wilt, but does not lose its green color.
  3. Add white wine and saute until wine evaporates.
  4. Add additional butter, nuts and parmesan to the pan and toss until evenly distributed.

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  1. Victoria

    I’m always looking for simple and yummy ways to cook greens- excited to try this one!

  2. Geordie

    Best Kale dish ever. I ate this last night and I want more!

  3. This recipe looks delicious. Do you know the nutritional values? If you post it on http://www.myrecipemagic.com we will calculate it for you and you can get paid for posting recipes.

  4. Carolyn

    I think I’ve made this about 100 times–and I’m about to make it again tonight! Delicious.


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