Steamed kale with ginger-infused carrots
Subtle ginger notes, sweet al dente carrots and steamed kale create the perfect veggie side dish.
Kale makes you wonder – where was it hiding before all the foodies and nutritionists discovered it and turned it into everything from smoothies to chips? Seems like every few years a new wonder food turns up on the shelves, and like well-behaved consumers, we all go crazy over it.
Let me tell you folks, this one’s worth the hype. With a perfect 100 on the ANDI scale, kale is the absolute best food you can feed your body. But now you’re left with the challenge of figuring out varying ways to serve it so no one gets bored.
This kale recipe is simple – it takes just a few minutes to prepare, cooks quickly, and its bold colors make it an attractive side dish at any meal. If you’re a fan of ginger, go ahead and grate some fresh pieces straight into the pot while it’s cooking. That’ll take your ginger infusion up a notch and yield an outstanding fresh and kicky taste.
- 1 pound carrots
- 1/2 pound kale, chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
Peel carrots and remove ends. Slice into nickel-width bias-cut slices and place into a large pot. Season with ginger, onion and garlic powder.
Cover carrots with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow carrots to cook 20 minutes. Drain water.
Add kale and stir on low heat until kale is wilted. Taste and add more seasoning, if desired. Serve warm.
Related Topics: Vegetarian