After a long wedding weekend of eating more added sugars and slightly more toxic foods, it was time to take in some potent healthy nutrition! A Thai superfood saute!
Sorry for the not so great picture. I guess I was in a hurry to eat this because it smelled so good while cooking!
The original recipe inspiration called for spinach, not kale, but I decided to see if kale would work well. It still turned out great, but I would recommend to use spinach if you do not already love kale 😉
I also realize this is not really Thai food, but it has Thai flavors. Perhaps this is Nicole’s American Thai Health Food…
Thai Superfood Saute with Kale and Chickpeas
This recipe is vegan and gluten free
- 16-18 oz of chopped kale (I recommend to buy the 10-12 oz bags and use about 1 1/2 bags)
- 1 can of light coconut milk
- 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced or diced
- 1 can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4-1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (I use the kind not packed in oil)
- 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped
- 1-2 Tbsp. fresh garlic, chopped
- 2 tsp. red pepper flakes OR 1 Tbsp. sriracha sauce (depending on how spicy you like it)
- Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro for garnish
- Steam your kale for about 5 minutes until it has wilted down and become a little more tender.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saute pan. Saute your onions, then chickpeas until golden. Then, add your garlic, ginger, seasonings, and sun-dried tomatoes. If you need to de-glaze the pan, add a little of the coconut milk.
- Scoop out the kale from your steaming pan and add to the saute mixture. Stir to combine.
- Add your coconut milk gradually to the saute pan. Allow this all to heat and cook for about 7-10 minutes. It will be done when your kale is nice and tender, and the flavors have intensified.
- Serve with fresh cilantro!
I love this recipe because it is high in fiber, contains plenty of antioxidants, and is super flavorful! If you are more of a meat eater, you could have this dish with a side of chicken, fish, or a chicken sausage!