Are you looking for something yummy to eat for dinner? Matt and I love this pasta dish! It’s healthy and it tastes oh so good. Matt actually makes it more than I do but this time, we made it together. There’s a little prep work involved so we both got busy and it wasn’t long at all before we both had heaping platefuls to enjoy.
Pasta with Kale…and More!
from Two Peas & Their Pod (their title for this dish is much longer)
serves 6 – 8
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 head garlic, cloves peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 large bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
1/2 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound spaghetti or other pasta
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, cut into slivers-pits removed
1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
What To Do
Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until it shimmers, then cook garlic, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer garlic with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Cook onion in the remaining oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add dried cranberries and cook until plumped, about 1 minute.
Add kale leaves into onion mixture with water and 3/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook, covered, over medium-high heat until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in a pasta pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water and drain pasta.
Toss pasta with kale, kalamata olives, and 1/2 cup pasta water. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle feta cheese and garlic chips over the pasta dish and serve warm.
We use a normal onion rather than a red one.
We always use rotini pasta when making this dish.
Matt likes mixing the feta cheese and toasted garlic in with everything else rather than sprinkling it on top. I sprinkled it on top for the photo.
I’m going to grow kale in my garden this year (it’s about an inch tall right now in my living room) and I can’t wait to make this pasta dish with my very own kale.
We both really like eating this and make it often. It makes a lot and the leftovers are great. I hope you try it out and love it as much as we do.