Kale with Caramelized Onion

kale-onion RecipeLeigh Beisch


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag prewashed chopped kale or spinach


1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 7 minutes or until golden. Add honey, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes.

2. Add kale; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 6 minutes or just until kale is tender, stirring after 3 minutes.

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  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:92
Fat per serving:3g
Saturated fat per serving:0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:0.0g
Protein per serving:3g
Carbohydrates per serving:16g
Fiber per serving:2g
Cholesterol per serving:0.0mg
Iron per serving:1mg
Sodium per serving:243mg
Calcium per serving:110mg

Good to Know

On its own, kale won’t win any flavor awards, but this recipe turns the calcium- and fiber-rich vegetable into a dish that will tickle your taste buds. The caramelized onions bring out the sweet, earthy flavor of the kale, and create a side dish with under 100 calories.