7 Days of Kale – Day 1-Fig and Kale Recipe

17 Apr

This is the first recipe for my 7 Days of Kale segment; how to use kale in a recipe.

The addition of sweet figs to the kale and mushrooms gives this dish a sweet, savory and unique flavor.


2 bunches of Kale, chopped and  destemmed

12 dried figs, quartered

2 cups fresh mushrooms, roughly chopped

1/4 cup Beef broth

4 garlic cloves

1 Tsp vegetable oil

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, saute the garlic for 1-3 minutes, then add mushrooms, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Add the beef broth. Add the kale and cook until wilted. Keep the kale moist, by adding more broth if necessary. Season with salt and pepper and nutmeg. Add the figs last and heat for one more minute.

5 Responses to “7 Days of Kale – Day 1-Fig and Kale Recipe”

  1. Peggy Regan April 17, 2012 at 11:03 PM #

    This recipe sounds like something I would like except for the ‘shrooms,don’t eat those. Is there a substitute for them or would you suggest just omitting them?

    • Babe and a Blender April 18, 2012 at 7:46 AM #

      I’m not a huge fan of shrooms either, so I say omit:) However hubby prefers this dish with the shrooms, so thats how I eat it.

    • Babe and a Blender April 18, 2012 at 7:47 AM #

      This dish is really all about the kale combo with the fig.

  2. leroywatson4 April 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM #

    Figs are great in anything, this proves it. Great combo, dried fruit can add so much. http://www.thebeachhousekitchen.wordpress.com

    • Babe and a Blender April 18, 2012 at 8:09 PM #

      I’m always looking for interesting and different uses for figs. Someone suggested stuffing figs with blue cheese. I might just have to try that.

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