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Kale with Gomasio

kale with gomasio

I’ve been laying low since Thanksgiving, cleaning my house with abandon, giving away everything the boys and I don’t use. That said, in between sorting stuff and testing desserts for the upcoming holidays, I’ve been relying on some staple seasonal vegetable dishes to take me through the dark season.

This is an easy, family favorite. Just steam the kale and sprinkle with gomasio.

Kale with Gomasio


  1. Rinse the kale, slice into ribbons and steam over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until bright green; uncover after cooking and leave in pot to maintain warmth
  2. Place sesame seeds in a cast iron skillet over medium heat
  3. Roast for 10 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until seeds turn golden brown
  4. Place sesame seeds and salt in a suribachi or mortar and pestle and grind them into a coarse meal
  5. When cooled, transfer to a glass container
  6. Place kale in a serving dish and sprinkle with gomasio

Serves 4

This savory gluten-free vegetable dish is perfect for a cozy winter meal.

posted on November 29, 2007, 5 comments

  1. JW from Easy Japanese Recipes @ japaneserecipe.blogspot.com

    That is an interesting vegetable you have shown here. It looks nutritious. And gomashio makes perfect seasoning for a lot of veggies. Thanks for sharing!

  2. JW,

    Thanks for your comment!


  3. Katie

    My new favorite kale recipe-Delicious and Easy. And so much calcium!

  4. Jean @ --------

    What is gomashio? I am new to this stuff.

  5. Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com @ healthymamainfo.com

    My son used to tell me all the time:”Mommy, I don’t eat grass”. Now it’s different and he along with me wants to thank you for a simple way to make such a rich with vitamins “grass” very very attractive!

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