candied orange kale
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Candied Orange Kale

This Candied Orange Kale is vibrant in color and health benefits. Each bite is clean and crisp from the kale and citrusy sweet from the orange. It is simple to make but not simple on taste.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 1 -4 servings
Author: The Sugar Coated Cottage


  • 1 head of dinosaur kale cleaned, massaged and stems removed
  • 1 qtr candied orange sliced thinly into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper


  • Heat pan and olive oil on medium heat.
  • Clean, massage and remove stems of kale. Either tear into pieces or give a rough cut.
  • Cut orange as described into thin wedges.
  • Add the kale to the pan and gently turn to coat with the olive oil
  • Immediately add the water. This will cause a quick steam to the kale. Continue to turn kale in pan.
  • Remove from heat after 1 minute or when done to your liking. Preferablly when leaves are bright green
  • Place orange wedges through out the dish.
  • Serve*


This dish can serve 1-4 people depending on serving sizes. This recipe made about 3 loose cups or half of dinner plate full.