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Baked Kale with Parsnips and Carrots

Baked Kale with Parsnips and Carrots

This fast, healthy casserole pairs sweet earthy parsnips and carrots with tangy kale and red onion.

At this solstice time of year, it can be fun to imagine the carrots and parsnips shining like small suns in the darkness of the kale, reminders that the days will now begin to lengthen. A quick and easy way to make sure you’re getting your greens, and an unusual use for calcium-rich, delicious kale.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium red onion, diced
1 ½ cups diagonally sliced carrots
1 ½ cups diagonally sliced parsnips
½ teaspoon black pepper
3 cups fresh kale, chopped, with stems removed
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons tamari

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a medium skillet, heat oil and saute onion, carrots, parsnips, and pepper until carrots and parsnips are barely tender.
3. While carrots are cooking, lightly steam kale for 3 to 5 minutes or just until bright green.
4. Stir greens into carrot mixture and turn into lightly oiled casserole.
5. Combine water and tamari, and pour over the top of casserole. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8.

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Adapted from Meals That Heal by Lisa Turner (Inner Traditions, 1996). Copyright (c) 1996 by Lisa Turner. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Meals That Heal by Lisa Turner (Inner Traditions, 1996).

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5:27AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

That must be delicious!

8:56PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

A tasty and delightful recipe.

4:29AM PST on Jan 8, 2013


11:01AM PST on Jan 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:06AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

How I miss parsnips. They are a wonderful aromatic and tasty addition to winter foods.

8:00AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012


7:58AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

thank you

9:11AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

gotta try it...thanks :)

1:59PM PDT on May 29, 2012

Looks delicious!

8:20AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Yum yum yummmmm....

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