Sesame roasted kale

One of the things that I must surely get asked the most, after hair-care products recommendations (Bleach London rose conditioner, if you are curious), is about making vegetables tasty.

It seems that a LOT of people out there just sort of boil the things, and force themselves to eat them out of a desire to feed their bodies vaguely appropriately.

Which is all very well and good, and all.

But what if I told you that vegetables can actually taste NICE?

That you don't need to hold your nose and force them down?

That all you need to do is roast the darn things?

Yes, that is right, roast your vegetables.

Nine and a half times out of ten it turns them into something extra-specially delicious.

This recipe works with any greens, such as broccoli or even beans, but this time round I used kale. It results in a side that has crispy bits and softer bits, and every single bit is really tasty.

I promise.


Grab a couple of large handfuls of kale.


Rip off any tough stalks.


Throw it on a baking tray with a tablespoons of soy sauce...


And two tablespoons of sesame oil.


Use your hands to mix well.


Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Then bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway.

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Serve, with the satisfaction that you have made greens taste good.


Sesame roasted kale

Serves 2. Cooking time 20 minutes

  • 2 large handfuls kale
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180.
  2. Mix the kale with the oil and soy sauce in a baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle with the seeds.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Serve.




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