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Amazing Green Sauce

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 5 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 25 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

This recipe for Amazing Green Sauce is a quick dinner standbys. Not only is it extremely good for you, it couldn’t be simpler to make. Finely pureed, this sauce offers an easy way to eat...


  • 3 bunches of Lacinato kale, leaves stripped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, smashed and skinned
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


200 cals


15 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

10 g


15 g


4 g


6 g


7 g


393 mg


  1. Put the kale and the whole garlic cloves into a large non-reactive pan with a lid. Add salt and just enough water to cover.  Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until the leaves are tender, about 15 – 20 minutes. Reserve a cup of the cooking water then drain.
  2. Blend the cooked kale and garlic into a blender with olive oil, nutmeg, and ¼ cup of the reserved broth. Add more of the reserved water, a little at a time, if the sauce seems too stiff.  The sauce should be very thick but pourable. Adjust seasoning and serve tossed with a short whole wheat pasta and freshly grated parmesan.

Chef Tips

Since there’s a lot of garlic in this, it’s OK to buy a small jar of pre-peeled garlic cloves, especially if neuropathy has made using your hands painful. For the same reason, pre-cut kale is golden for this yummy nutritious sauce.

Registered Dietitian Approved

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