Sautéed Kale with Dried Plums and Coconut

Photo courtesy of California Dried Plum Board.

1 bunchSmooth or curly kale (about 8 ounces)
1 tablespoonCoconut oil
1 teaspoonBrown or yellow mustard seeds
1 teaspoonCumin seeds
½ cupTaylor Brothers Dried Pitted Plums, diced
1 teaspoonGrated fresh ginger
PinchRed pepper flakes (optional)
¼ cupToasted unsweetened flaked coconut


Remove stems from kale and discard. Cut or tear kale into bite-size pieces; wash and drain (do not dry in a salad spinner; there should be some moisture clinging to the leaves).

In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add mustard seeds; when they start to pop, add cumin seeds and toss for a few seconds.

Add dried plums, ginger and pepper flakes; after ginger sizzles for a few seconds, add kale.

Cover skillet and cook 3-4 minutes or until kale wilts but is still bright green. Season with salt and mix well.

Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with coconut.

Serves 4.

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