Kale with Blueberry Strawberry Reduction Sauce

Prep: 15-20 minutes Cook: 30-40 minutes

Serves:4-6

By Tiffany Hobson
I am always trying to think of new ways to get my friends to eat healthy. The first time I made this, I did not tell my friends what they were about to eat. They were in heaven; they thought I was actually serving them dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries, cleaned
  • 1 cup strawberries, cleaned with the tops cut off and quartered
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bunches lacinato kale, cleaned and chopped

Directions

In a non-stick 11-inch pan over low to medium heat, add the blueberries, strawberries and balsamic vinegar. Allow this to cook slowly, stirring occasionally. When the sauce starts to boil stir the ingredients until the boiling stops. The sauce will begin to boil after 1 or 2 minutes. Continue this pattern of allowing the sauce to boil and stirring it occasionally (not frequently) until the sauce settles down. The object is to boil down the sauce so it becomes thick, and this will happen as the fruit slowly boils into the balsamic vinegar. The sauce will start to look "jammy" as it cooks down. This process usually takes about 30 minutes. You should end up with a thick layer of sauce coating the bottom of the pan. Add the kale on top of the sauce and cover for 2 minutes. Do not mix the kale with the sauce yet because the kale needs a chance to steam. After 2 minutes, uncover the pan and mix the kale well with the sauce. Turn off the heat and allow the flavors to blend together for 5 minutes, making sure all the sauce is mixed in with the kale. Serve immediately.