While some people have girls nights, I am lucky enough to have girls days. One of my friends came over last week and we spent a good part of the day together. During that time we watched The Lucky One, caught up on our lives and cooked together. It’s always fun having someone else in the kitchen who enjoys experimenting with flavors and food as much as you do. She brought the kale and I had chickpeas, olives and garlic. My friend is vegetarian so we created a delicious, meatless meal that we both enjoyed very much.
- Sunflower oil (or oil of your preference)
- Half a bag of kale, rinsed and dried
- 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 small can of sliced olives
- 4 small garlic cloves, diceda
- Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute
- Fresh cracked pepper
Heat 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until it starts to brown. Add kale and cook until it starts to wilt and turn bright green. Add chickpeas and olives. Season with 12 Seasoning Salute and fresh cracked pepper. Give a good turn in the skillet and serve warm.
A meal like this seems really simple, and it is, but the flavors come together to form a really tasty dish. It’s nutritious, healthy and cheap to make. For the skeptical meat-eaters I wouldn’t call this a kale dish. I’d call it a warm salad.
We had half a bag of kale leftover so after we ate we made kale chips. My love of kale has yet to dwindle. For a little leafy green, it’s surely versatile!