Easy kale with walnut sauce recipe

Kale with walnut sauce

Here’s a picture of the recipe. In this photo, I also mixed in some swiss chard.

To all you kale eaters out there – we LOVE kale, but sometimes find we need more ideas on how to enjoy it. I got this great, super easy and really tasty recipe from the ‘Forks Over Knives’ book.

I’ve written about ‘Forks Over Knives’, the documentary, which also has a book, where research shows eating a plant-based, whole-foods diet can halt or reverse chronic diseases.

Here is a clear winner in their recipe book:


  • 1 bunch kale (personally I prefer the green kale variety)
  • 1-2 Tbsp tamari sauce (or you can use soy sauce)
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Water
  1. Cut up kale, remove the hard stems & boil in 1.5 inches of water in a frypan – cover while it’s boiling for 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a food processor, blend the walnuts, garlic & tamari.  Add water slowly until you get a nice dressing-like consistency. (I like to be conservative with the amount of tamari and garlic first, mix it all up and taste it to see if more of either should be added.)
  3. Simply toss the kale with the walnut dressing, and serve!

You’ll really enjoy this!  It’s easy, quick, super healthy & tasty!  Yummm…..

If you are unfamiliar with kale, it’s worth getting to know it. It’s one of the most nutritious and delicious foods out there. Here is a good article about kale.

10 thoughts on “Easy kale with walnut sauce recipe

  1. Indigo Foods on 2589 West 16, Vancouver, has Kale chips with organic cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon and garlic salt, they are amazing. They have a cooking class vegan on July 2.

  2. I can’t wait to try this! I finally had time to make the Kale and Leek soup you posted awhile back and it was very tasty!! Now I have another way to try the left over Kale that I have 🙂

  3. I always respond to the recipes! We have been adding more vegetarian meals to our menu [following Dr. Joel Fuhrman] and are enjoying them very much. The flavors you can coax out of plant-based dishes is incredible. We have become fans of intensifying the presence of herbs and spices, both for flavor and for their effect of raising metabolism. Anyway, thank you for posting this kale recipe and your beautifully-composed photo. That walnut dressing is ingenious; can’t wait to try it. I am wondering if you steamed the Swiss chard along with the kale or does it need more treatment than that?

    • Great question! I experimented and put the kale and swiss chard together in the boiling pan of water and it turned out just fine. No need to give them different treatment! I hope you enjoy the recipe Margaret!


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