Kale Salad Recipe With Golden Raisins

Kale with raisins and pine nuts

  • serves 6 as a side
  • Easy

This is a seasonal selection of veg if ever we did see one. Serve this bed of peppery kale, succulent raisins and sweet, garlicky shallots alongside your turkey on Christmas day or pair with your next winter's Sunday roast


*This recipe is gluten free according to industry standards



  • kale 350g, washed and woody stems discarded
  • olive oil for frying
  • shallots 2, thinly sliced
  • garlic 1 clove, thinly sliced
  • golden raisins 75g
  • pine nuts 50g
  • sherry vinegar 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Blanch the kale for 3 minutes in boiling water, then drain well and roughly chop. Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the shallots until soft and light golden. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes, then add the raisins and pine nuts. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the nuts take on a bit of colour, then add the sherry vinegar and turn up the heat. Let the vinegar reduce a little, then stir in the kale and a knob of butter. Toss until heated through completely.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 170
  • Fat 12.6g
  • Saturates 1.7g
  • Carbs 9.5g
  • Sugars 9.3g
  • Fibre 2.9g
  • Protein 3.2g
  • Salt 0.1g