Thursday, October 15, 2009

Spaghetti with Kale in Vodka Sauce

Kale is currently in season, and with the right finesse this bitter leafy green can be delicious. (Kyler insists that kale is a garnish, not for eating - making me determined to prove him wrong).

2 serving spaghetti
1/4 pound Tuscan kale cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 diced large tomato
1 scallion stalk sliced
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup jarred vodka sauce (or your own if you're feeling extra motivated)
red pepper flakes, cayenne and salt to taste
(serves 2)

Cook spaghetti according to directions. Put a frying pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Toss kale in olive oil until wilted. Add vodka sauce and tomatoes. Turn down heat to low and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Season with cayenne, red pepper flakes and salt to taste. Add cooked pasta, sprinkle with scallions and stir.

Dish it up and prove your stubborn boyfriend wrong...


  1. Now I'm not a stubborn boyfriend - but I always thought of Kale as a garnish (and I love food!). What was Kyler's honest response?