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Wilted Kale with Cherries

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Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market

Serves 4 wilted kale with cherries
Cherries add a touch of sweetness to thinly sliced kale quickly wilted in apple juice. It's an unexpected pairing but the flavors blend well to make a filling vegetarian side dish.

Ingredients
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup apple juice, divided
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and quartered
1 large bunch kale (about 3/4 pound), stems and tough ribs removed, leaves thinly sliced
1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts

Method
Heat a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook until they just start to stick to the pan, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/4 cup apple juice and cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in cherries, remaining apple juice and kale. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or just until kale is wilted. Remove from heat and stir in walnuts.

Nutrition
Per serving: 170 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 29g total carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 7g protein

 

*Vegetarian *Gluten-Free