Toasted ravioli and fresh kale



This last week was a rough one for me.  What with all the stress, I took a time-out one evening to cook a healthy, easy dinner for myself and Mr. Artist.  I've been wanting to try this recipe I found on Pinterest since forever and I was pleased to say that it was super easy, cheap and delicious!  Plus, with the addition of super-food, kale, this dish was also very nutritious.

This recipe makes enough for 3 people and took me about 30 minutes to make.  You can see the original recipe here.

You'll need:

  • 2 bags Olivieri chicken and sundried tomato ravioli
  • 1.5 cups bread crumbs (I subbed in 2 packets of Shake & Bake, Italian Herb instead!)
  • 0.5 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk (I subbed in regular)
  • oil, for pan-frying
  • 1 large stalk of kale
  • 1 lemon
Submerge ravioli in a pot of boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Be very careful to not over-cook the ravioli - I did and they became super soft and harder to handle.  Drain into a colander and put aside to cool.  

In 2 separate bowls, pour the milk in one and the breadcrumb mix in the other.  Heat a saucepan at med-high heat and when the pan is hot, add a couple table spoons of oil to coat the pan.  Then, take one ravioli at a time and dip it in the milk, then toss it in the breadcrumbs to cover.  Add each coated ravioli to the pan and cook for 1 min on each side, or until golden-brown.  

While the ravioli is cooking, chop the kale into coarse, large bunches.  Don't worry if it looks like you have a ton of kale - it will shrink by 80% when cooked!  Toss in a wok or saucepan with a little bit of water (add just enough water to get that nice, sizzling sound) until the kale is cooked. Again, less is more so don't over cook the kale or you'll end up with wilty, stringy vegetables!  

Plate all your food then squeeze the lemon juice over your kale.  Lemon juice is a trick my sister taught me to cut out the bitterness of the kale and now it's the only way I'll eat it!

Happy eating!



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5 comments

  1. Mmmmm ... that looks super yummy~ I'm starting to really like kale~ Have you tried bake kale yet?? It's scrumptious! Especially with rice and Korean BBQ~ Mmmm .. I'm hungry now!

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    1. Hii! It was super yummy! I haven't tried baked kale, but I've heard it's really good. Not sure how to make it actually... if you have recipe, fwd plz :)

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  2. That looks GREAT! I've never tried lemon on greens...my standard is a capful of vinegar. I'm going to try this as soon as kale is back on my menu.

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  3. mmmm looks so good! When are you having us over for dinner?!

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  4. holy cow, this looks delicious. Adore this post, love. I just posted pictures from my wedding reception. I'd love if you'd take a second to swing by. xo

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