Braised Kale with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Prep Time

10 minutes

Prep Notes

I love to sauté greens then serve a piece of fish/ chicken or tofu with them.  Greens are very alkalizing and proteins are acidic so it aids in balanced nutrition. 

Cooking Time

10 minutes




1 large bunch kale

1T. safflower oil

1tsp sesame oil

2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds (method below)

1T. tamari low-sodium

¼ cup water


Heat both oils in a large deep sauté pan over medium heat.  Add greens and toss with a tongs until kale is covered with the oil and heat through (3-5 minutes). Add ¼ cup water.  Cover the pan and reduce to simmer.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Check the greens partway through to cooking time to be sure they have not boiled dry.  Add 2 T. water if they are dry.  Cook 3 minutes more, if more water was added. 

Add the tamari and sesame seeds. 

To toast the sesame seeds, heat a small sauté pan over medium heat.  Add sesame seeds.  Stir or toss until toasted.  Do not leave unattended.  They will brown slightly and become fragrant.  Remove from heat immediately. 


Brenda Langton