kale · recipe · side dish · vegan · vegetarian

Sweet Onion Kale

Sweet Goodness – no other words describe it.


  • 1 bunch kale – about 6-7 leaves, washed and torn from middle stalk
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar – see below notes
  • water

Heat large pan on medium heat. Add oil and onion and let cook for 7 minutes. Add raisins, brown sugar and pine nuts. Stir and let caramelize for about 10 minutes, just enough for the pine nuts to be toasted but not burnt.

Add kale to pan. Stir to coat, add a few drops of water and cover; stirring often. You can always add a little more water of it starts to burn. Kale will wilt and become bright green; roughly 7-10 minutes.

Serve hot.

Serves 2-4 people.


I made this dish tonight for myself using only half of the suggested ingredient portions. Feel free to add or lighten any of the ingredients.

If you do not want to use brown sugar then omit. I don’t think I am going to add it when I make it next time as the raisins gave it a lot of sweetness on it’s own.

4 thoughts on “Sweet Onion Kale

  1. I loooooooove sweet onions. Onions in general- I kind of can't believe how many self-professed foodies who write blogs hate onions. Onions make everything delicious!

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