Kale with Peanut Butter

Kale with Peanut Butter

With this recipe, you can eat the stems too. The peanut butter makes it very delicious.

Ingredients: about 1 serving

Kale leaves
Kale stems
about 8
★ Peanut butter
about 1 tablespoon
★ Maple syrup
about 1 teaspoon
★ Soy sauce
about 2 teaspoons


1. Separate the kale leaves from the stems, and cut into bite-sized pieces.
2. Cut the kale stems into pieces about 3 cm long.
3. Boil enough water to cook the kale. Add about 1 teapoon of salt once boiled, and cook the kale stems first for about 15 minutes.
4. Check the softness of the stems. If they're soft and sweet, add the leaves. Cook for another 2 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, mix the ★ ingredients. You can also use sugar or agave nectar for sweetness instead of maple syrup.
6. Drain the kale in a colander and let it cool a little bit. While it is still warm, add the mixed ★ sauce and stir to coat the kale.
7. I used unsweetened peanut butter.

Story Behind this Recipe

I'm eating kale every day, prepared with different recipes. But almost all of the recipes I've seen only use the leaves. I wanted to eat the hard stems somehow, so I tried to boil them. They turned out very well, without any bitterness.