Ginger Grapefruit [Vegan] Creamy Kale

by Sarah on April 25, 2014 · 4 comments

The Whole Foods impulse buy*…

*AKA everything you ever buy at Whole FoodsIMG_7369 (1024x683)

…meets the manager’s special Target basket addition..IMG_7420 (1024x682)

…in a sweet, sour, and slightly creamyIMG_7451 (1024x683)

….crazy kale concoction.IMG_7457 (1024x683)

One that will surprise you in its simplicity…IMG_7472 (1024x683)

…and its crowd-pleasing* only subtly strange flavor.

*at least a crowd of twoIMG_20140423_211213

Also, a good excuse to use up some of those honey packets you know you smuggle out of Starbucks for no reason every time you go.IMG_7469 (1024x683)

Or to make a runny yolk and steal the leftover smoked sweet potato from The Professor’s fridge after he failed to finish it.IMG_20140424_135143

As if you really need an excuse.IMG_7496 (1024x683)

Ginger Grapefruit [Vegan] Creamy Kale

(Makes 4 servings)

  • 1 cup  fresh or frozen sliced leeks
  • 2 Tbsp. crushed fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped fresh grapefruit, seeds and pith removed
  • 1 [10-oz.] bag frozen chopped kale (or spinach)
  • 2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • salt + pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. honey (optional)

sesame seeds, for garnish

  1. Over medium heat, cook leeks, ginger, garlic (and a smidge of salt and pepper) in a tad bit of coconut oil.
  2. Once leeks soften and turn translucent, stir in grapefruit.
  3. Cook 2-4 minutes.
  4. Remove grapefruit and leek mixture from the pan and put into a blender. Allow to cool a bit before blending, adding almond milk until mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
  5. Meanwhile, add frozen kale to the pan and allow to defrost.
  6. Once kale is soft and heated through add ginger grapefruit sauce to the pan, stirring well to coat.
  7. Allow to heat through before serving.


Although she might have to cut back on the ginger due to her newly discovered food intolerances, I think Laura would approve of the sweet and sour citrus combination….and my turning her hair into curly kale. :)sprint2thetable_strangekale

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert April 25, 2014 at 9:42 am

Love the kale hair! Ha ha – leftovers – they’re not safe in my house nor are they in yours – I have to label things with sticky notes – do not eat – if I need it for a recipe or meal-make-over. Have a great weekend sweet blog-girl!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm

LMAO! I have a kale ‘fro!!!

This looks awesome. And I have those honey packets. Total hoarder.


Farrah April 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Hi! I discovered your blog somewhat recently and I really enjoy your writing style (and all these awesome recipes you’ve posted! I can’t wait to try em’ out!). I don’t know if you do these, but…I hope you don’t mind that I’m nominating you for a Sunshine Award! If you want to accept/participate, the link is here!: :]


Sarah April 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Wow! Thank you so much for the award, and I am so happy you found my blog. :)


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