Congratulations Ashley R.F.! Her recipe for Wilted Pumpkin Kale took top prize in our Room-Temperature Thanksgiving Side Dish contest. We loved the combination of healthy kale with crunchy pumpkin seeds, sweet-sour cranberries and fresh lemon juice. This dish would be a great addition to the holiday buffet, and we'd also take it for a spin for an easy week night side (recipe follows after the jump). Thanks so much to everyone who sent in their recipes. Ashley, we hope you enjoy your Martha Stewart Young Turkey.
Wilted Pumpkin Kale
1 bunch kale, stalks removed and discarded, leaves thickly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil or pumpkin seed oil
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp honey
1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp dried cranberries, thinly sliced
Set oven to its lowest setting (175F). Spread kale on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Massage oil into wilted Kale. Add lemon juice and drizzle with honey. Continue to massage kale. Sprinkle with salt, add pumpkin seeds and cranberries.
Lick your lips and enjoy!